The site is a former petrol station with canopy, shop/service building and two small workshops. The total site area is 0.227 acres (0.092 ha). It has temporary planning permission for its current use as a car wash. Under policies ECON 5 & ECON 6 of the New Forest District Council Local Plan the site has been designated as within Totton Town Centre and as a Primary Shopping Area and is allocated for potential development under Policy TOT15.3. Policy TOT15.3 states "Development proposals should be primarily for the uses indicated in Policy TOT15 (i.e. Retail), although other uses may be acceptable as part of a mixed use scheme on upper floors." The costs of any planning application and environmental clean-up are to be borne by the purchaser.