Newton Park services
A167 between A1(M) J59 and Aycliffe Business Park
Not signposted in advance.
(Google Maps link)
Single site located at a junction.
Newton Park services is technically on the A167, but positioned very close to the A1(M).
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Amenities: Holiday Inn, Showers Outdoor Space: Large grass space between McDonald's and forecourt; public footpath connections Charging Points: InstaVolt 120kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO; JET Charge 150kW CCS Forecourt: JET, SPAR, dailyDeli, f'real Milkshakes, Seattle's Best Coffee, LPG (AvantiGas), Free Cash Machine
Catering: KFC Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Grass verges at back of car park; public footpath connections Forecourt: Shell, SPAR, Greggs, Pizza Hut, Starbucks on the Go, Tango Ice Blast, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities.
Overnight HGV parking is available at the Newton Park forecourt and is charged at £12 for up to 12 hours, £17.99 to include an evening meal or breakfast from the DailyDeli and £20.99 to include a meal and shower. 24-hour parking is also available and is charged at £20. Prices are paid in the shop and are strictly enforced by JET Retail UK.
Parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 2 hours maximum stay and is strictly enforced by Civil Enforcement Ltd.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
- 🗺 Grid reference: NZ283211
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Trivia and History
Plans for a service area here on land at Hill House Farm go right back to 1988. The initial plans included a filling station, hotel, restaurant, farm shop and picnic area. Several variations of this plan followed over the next five years.
A Shell filling station and McDonald's Drive Thru were the first to be built in 1996. The developers left plenty of space for an expansion to the west and to the south, including a whole parking area which wasn't used. There were plans to add an additional restaurant in 1997 but this was refused.
The hotel was then later added in 2002 in the form of a Sleep Inn, named 'Aston Hotel'. The hotel later became a Holiday Inn in the late 2000s, and gained a ChargeYourCar electric vehicle charging point in 2012 which has since been decommissioned.
By 2002 the filling station had rebranded to JET. The sales building gained an extension in 2004 to add a café inside the building. This later became a Subway store in 2007, before being replaced in April 2020 by a dailyDeli counter.
During 2016, works commenced on a new electrical substation along the access road to the farm. As part of these works, a new junction had to be created, which now allows traffic to access the service area from all directions meaning traffic leaving the service area to head back towards the A1(M) no longer have to make a detour. As part of these works, new road signs were erected which now advertise the service area in blue, implying that this is a motorway service area for the A1(M) but in reality it is not big enough and it is only a local service area.
On 15 March 2021, the Jet filling station closed for site refurbishment works, with both forecourt canopies replaced as well as adding a rear extension to the shop building to introduce new male toilets and showers and re-cladding of the shop building. The new site reopened on 12 August 2021.
Four InstaVolt electric vehicle charging bays were added to the McDonald's car park during December 2021. JET also added six JET Charge electric vehicle chargers to their forecourt in November 2022, in what is the UK's first own-branded chargers for JET.
The petrol station is marked as "Services" by the Ordnance Survey.
Forrest Park Development
Outline planning permission was granted for the creation of an industrial estate in November 2019, called Forrest Park, which will be positioned north and west of the current service area and include 11 industrial units over 86 acres of land as well as 7 trade units, a 60-bed hotel and pub restaurant.
Further planning permission was later granted to EG Group in February 2020 for a forecourt and shop with concessions and a KFC Drive Thru to the north east of the Forrest Park site, directly opposite the current service area. The new forecourt opened on 22 March 2021, branded Shell, with a Greggs concession following on 26 March, and the KFC Drive Thru and Sbarro concession opening on 29 March.
The new development, which EG Group call 'Forrest Park services', presents considerable competition for the established service area. It remains to be seen whether the road signs will show any loyalty towards the original service area.
The Sainsbury's On the Go store in the Forrest Park forecourt was rebranded to SPAR in late 2021. The Sbarro concession also closed in late 2021 and was replaced by a Pizza Hut concession in early 2022.
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