PLANS for a major upgrade of the Garvock Service Station in Dunfermline have been withdrawn.

Just before Christmas, Penny Petroleum had outlined their proposals to overhaul the Shell garage on Halbeath Road.

They included replacing the shopfront, canopy, fuel pump islands and car wash, forecourt alterations, a rear extension and new bays for electric vehicles, parking and a jet wash.

Dunfermline Press: Plans for a major overhaul of the Garvock Filling Station have been withdrawn.Plans for a major overhaul of the Garvock Filling Station have been withdrawn. (Image: Newsquest)

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However, last week Fife Council confirmed that the planning application had been withdrawn.

No reason was given although it's expected the firm will come back with fresh proposals.

Penny Petroleum previously amended their plans as, last year, drawings submitted with their application showed that the connection to a popular walking route was being closed off.

Locals often use the link, at the east side of the filling station, that connects Halbeath Road and the shared path for cyclists and pedestrians that runs between Leys Park Road and Whitefield Road.

That sparked an angry reaction and 27 objections before an agent for the company admitted there was an "error" in the drawings and the connection was being maintained.

In the most recent application though, for safety reasons, the company proposed moving the footpath to the west side of the garage.