A petrol station in Cam could be set for a new look after plans to build a drive-through were revealed in a planning application.

Millwood Garage - which is located along the A4135 - has been a fixture in Draycott for decades and could be transformed under a new proposed scheme. 

The application - which was submitted on April 20 - includes plans for a new drive-through as well as creating a much-bigger sales building and revamping the existing forecourt.

In council documents, it has been suggested that the drive-through would be run by either a coffee/ drink or a fast-food takeaway company.

In addition, a new car park with 56 spaces would be created - three for disabled users and includes five EV charging points. 

Stroud News and Journal: The existing site at Millwood GarageThe existing site at Millwood Garage (Image: Millwood Garage)

Planners also propose to keep the existing eight filling bays with a modified forecourt canopy. 

The site plan also shows plans for the demolition of the existing Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home furniture charity shop as well as the auto repair shop RS Autotechnik.

Millwood director Paul Griffith said their plans will ‘future proof’ the business. 

“Millwood is a family owned business, committed to investment in Cam and Dursley, where significant residential development is transforming the landscape,” he said. 

“The government commitment to the ban of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 will bring about the greatest evolution of the Petrol Forecourt business for over half a century - and will see the demise of very many long established businesses.”

“This application is the culmination of more than three years of work by our architects and consultants that seeks to address these challenges and future proof our business model. 

“In conjunction with our trading partners, both current and future, we aim to provide facilities that will rival the very best.” 

Stroud News and Journal: An artist's impression of the proposed drive-throughAn artist's impression of the proposed drive-through (Image: Millwood Garage)

A new cycle shelter with 14 bike spaces has also been proposed.

The entire site would be open everyday from 6am to 11pm including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

A council document reads: “The end-user of the proposed drive-through unit is not known; it could potentially be occupied by a fast-food or coffee shop operator. 

“The site has a prominent location on the road network, benefitting from being on one of the main strategic routes in/ out of Cam and Dursley. 

“It is understood that proposals for the development site are to demolish the existing car service and repair centre, car wash, charity furniture shop and construct a new car wash with associated jet wash bays."

Stroud News and Journal: Millwood Garage was originally known as Cam Motors and has been a fixture in Cam for decadesMillwood Garage was originally known as Cam Motors and has been a fixture in Cam for decades (Image: Millwood Garage)

Since it was first established by John Hedges in the 1960s when it was still known as Cam Motors, the family-run business has been a fixture in Draycott for decades. 

You can view or comment on the application by quoting reference S.23/0836/FUL.