THE petrol station, shop and gym set to be built near Upton Upon Severn have been re-designed after residents and councillors complained about the proposed look.

The architects responsible for the building have submitted a new look for the building, this time a more traditional redbrick building as opposed to the glass fronted design from the initial plans.

An Upton Town Council spokesman said: “As many people will be aware, a new Budgens store will be built on the old Countrywide site on the Hanley Road.

“The architects have listened to local opinion and are proposing to change the look of the building to a more traditional design.

“The top image is the original design and the lower image is the new proposed version.”

The petrol station on-site was due to open last week, but this was postponed after it was discovered incorrect parts for petrol pumps had been ordered.

The petrol station, on the site of the former Countrywide Store in Hanley Road will open when the issue is fixed, followed by a gym and apartment later on when the work is completed.

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It was supposed to be opening on July 23, but on the evening of July 22, a spokesman for Warner’s Budgens said it would not be opening after all.

They said: “We have got some bad news - one of our contractors ordered the wrong part for the Upton Service Station pumps.

“Unfortunately this means we cannot open as planned and have to delay out opening for a bit longer.

“So sorry, but we will get it open just as soon as we can.”

Last month, councillors approved the plans for the site, which included the demolition of the former shop and replacing it with the new building.

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Malvern Hills District Council’s (MHDC) planning department approved the plans earlier this year, and the plan was enthusiastically backed by the district council’s economic development officers who said it would bring up to 50 new jobs to the area.

Simon Smith, economic development manager at MHDC, said: “The economic development team fully support this application.

“The site provides a rare opportunity to accommodate these proposals within the town.”