A45 between Rushden and Peterborough
Signposted from the road.
(Google Maps link)
Single site located at a junction.
A typical BP and McDonald's set-up on the edge of Raunds. The access road was designed so that it could be extended further into the fields.
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
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- 🗺 Grid reference: SP936676
- 📌 what3words: ///passport.teardrop.tech
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Trivia and History
A service area was first planned for this site in 1990 when a filling station, restaurant, hotel and car showroom was proposed alongside industrial development spread across 5.86 hectares of land here. These plans were renewed in 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2002 before eventually being scrapped.
Throughout the 1990s, BP were granted planning permission on several variations of plans for a filling station here with one set of plans in 1996 including a restaurant. BP finally settled for plans to build a filling station and McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant on the site in 2000 opening in 2001 as a BP Connect site. The filling station went onto gain a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café offering in 2007.
From 2006 to 2009, there were 4 different plans to develop the land to the east of the service station for industrial use as proposed back in 1990. In 2020, another plan was submitted for the erection of 4 units and associated parking and delivery areas with access to these being from the main service area access road. These plans were refused in January 2021 on the basis that it would cause significant issues with the neighbouring residential properties.
Work is currently underway to add 4 bp pulse electric vehicle charging bays to the forecourt. These are expected to go live in late 2022/early 2023.
|Rushden (eastbound, 5 miles)|
Wellingborough (westbound, 7 miles)
|Services on the A45||Thrapston (3 miles)|