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Raunds services

Location:

A45 between Rushden and Peterborough

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

NN9 6EQ

map and directions

Access/Layout:

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.

Facilities

Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Outdoor Space: No grass space; public footpath connection Forecourt: BP, Marks and Spencer Food, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

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.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
London Road
Raunds
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN9 6EQ


Trivia and History

McDonald's restaurant building.
The McDonald's restaurant.

A service area was first planned for this site in 1990 with a filling station, restaurant, hotel and car showroom all proposed alongside industrial development, spread across 5.86 hectares of land. This plan was renewed in 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2002 before eventually being scrapped.

Throughout the 1990s, BP were granted planning permission for several variations of plans for a filling station here with one in 1996 including a restaurant. BP finally settled on building a filling station and McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant, which opened in 2001 as a BP Connect site. The filling station went on to gain a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café offering in 2007.

From 2006 to 2009, there were four different plans to develop the land to the east of the service station for industrial use, as originally proposed. Another plan submitted for the erection of four units was refused in January 2021 on the basis that it would cause issues with the neighbouring residential properties.

Work is currently underway to add four BP Pulse electric vehicle charging bays to the forecourt.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Rushden (eastbound, 5 miles)
Wellingborough (westbound, 7 miles)
Services on the A45Thrapston (3 miles)