Works at the former South of Ireland Petroleum site in Tallow have been ongoing with the past number of weeks with machinery and workers travelling in and out of the site each day. 

Two weeks ago, the fuel storage tanks from the old depot were removed and transported away from the premises by truck. 

It is believed that the current works are associated with the planned construction of an unmanned fuel service station at the site which would be a huge boost for the town of Tallow. 

Back in 2018, planning permission was granted to East Cork Oil for the demolition and removal of existing fuel depot structures including seven above ground fuel storage tanks. The planning permission also included the construction of two fuel pumps dispensing petrol and diesel on each side with a canopy over them as well as the provision to place four fuel storage tanks underground at the site. 

The former South of Ireland Petroleum depot has been idle for many years and the hopes of development at the site will be welcomed by many.

Several attempts were made to contact East Cork Oil but they had failed to respond at the time of going to print.