A relatively new addition to the A24, signed from the Ashington bypass.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Petrol Filling Station
Trivia and History
The Ashington Bypass was opened in 1994. The new interchange north of the village opened up a new area for development, and plans for new services were put forward immediately. Many more followed, from large developers and much smaller ones.
In 1998 a proposal was made by Granada, who were most likely hoping this could be their newest branch of Little Chef. Proposals for a restaurant and petrol station continued through the 2000s, with one proposal dated late 2007 from a firm called "Motorway Developments Services Ltd" specifically naming Little Chef as one of their occupiers. The last brand new Little Chef to open was in 2002, and by 2007 it was contracting fast, so it's not clear how keen they actually were to work with this developer.
Planning permission was granted for the site to include a filling station and drive-thru restaurant in 2014. The filling station was eventually built and a BP opened in 2016. The drive-thru restaurant plans were later removed from the plans and this plot of land is now use by a used car dealership.
Highways England permitted temporary signage to be placed on the main A24 advising passing traffic that a service area is now here. After a few years, permanent direction signs were installed, but there still isn't any official advance signage, calling into question exactly what their problem is.
|Buckbarn (5 miles)
|Services on the A24
|Fontwell (A29 south, 15 miles)