The former Europcar rental building at the junction of Stanley Road and the A60 Nottingham Road in Mansfield has been empty for several years and has not been opened since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Work has been underway on the site for a few weeks to give the land a facelift.
And now the Mansfield-based High Oakham Service Center has confirmed plans to turn the disused building into a car service and MoT center – the land at the front is said to have recently opened as a car wash.
The proposals, submitted to Mansfield Council this month, say the building would be used for car servicing, servicing, repairs and MoTs by trained professionals.
Documents confirm that three members of staff would park outside 192 Nottingham Road, next to designated MoT bays, as agreed with the site owner, while one member of staff’s moped would be parked outside interior of the workshop.
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The company adds that it expects regular deliveries of packages or parts to the site “on a daily basis, two to three times a day”.
But it says any delivery to the site would be made in the workshop, with the company not expecting delivery vehicles to park for “long periods of time”.
The documents add: “Customers will have fixed time slots and will not be parked on the street in parking spaces for more than 15 minutes.
“Their vehicle will be moved to the internal work bay for maintenance, repair or MoT to be performed.
“There will be no noise from the workshop as all equipment and machinery has been made airless and run on electricity.
“Hours of operation are listed Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We had to specify to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency a 12 hour window to carry out any MoTs annual safety inspection. Therefore, we propose to operate between these hours at the peak times of the year, usually from late February to late August.
If approved by council, the new venture would be based on the A60, one of the busiest routes to Mansfield town center and close to Mansfield Leisure Park.
A decision on the request is expected by the end of May.