Road: A1(M) around J56
Location: Barton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
This is about an unbuilt service area, for Moto's lorry park, see Barton Park.
Barton is a bit odd. Planning permission was granted for a service area on the A1 in this area in the 1990s. Very little is known about this and it's hard to find out where the site would be, in fact so little action was taken on it that it has always been presumed that the idea had died.
However, more recently the number of services along the A1 has come into question, and when talking about potential developments this unknown site at Barton always comes up. The Highways Agency's review of service area locations in 2010 concluded that a new service area was needed near Darlington, and that they understand one is proposed.
So if anyone can clear up any of the points raised on this page, please.
With thanks to Nicholas Lawley for the information used on this page.