MORE than 1,500 people want the Ridge & Furrow in Abbeydale to remain as a pub as battlelines are drawn over the bid to turn it into a petrol station and car wash.
Their responses came as more than 2,000 people responded to a survey about the pub.
Last orders were called at the Ridge & Furrow pub in Glevum Way at the end of last year to make way for the filling station run by Morrisons, which owns the land.
MP Richard Graham handed out surveys to more than 6,000 households.
More than 1,570 people said they wanted it to remain as a pub, while just 592 people said they preferred a filling station and 194 said they wanted it to become something else.
Of those who favoured a petrol station, 212 people said it would be convenient, 219 said they did not use the pub, while 51 people said they used the Abbeydale Sports and Community Centre adjacent to the Ridge & Furrow instead.
More than 540 people said the filling station would bring in more traffic and 261 were enough petrol stations nearby. There is a petrol station less than a mile away on Painswick Road, Morrisons has another at Metz Way, and there are several garages on Hucclecote and Barnwood roads.
Another 84 people said it would be harder to get to the medical centre and 43 were worried about parking.
The plans for the garage are to be considered by Gloucester City Council on Tuesday night and plans are recommended for approval.
A spokesman for Morrisons said: "We know our petrol stations are really popular with customers. More convenient and competitively-priced fuel is what our customers and local communities have been telling us they want for a long time.
" In fact 67 per cent of respondents to our survey, distributed to 16,000 properties around the site and the wider Abbeydale area, are in support of the plans and many think it would be a great additional service in Abbeydale."