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Road: M40 at J15
(also accessible to traffic on the A46, A429 and the B4463)
Location: Longbridge, Warwickshire
Date planned: 1981-1987
Operator: Esso
Grid reference: SP263622
See also: Gaydon

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Esso put forward an application to build a full motorway service area at J15 of the M40. At the time the M40 wouldn't have been built, but would have been under construction without any planned services. Even then this would have been a busy junction, housing the Warwick Southern Bypass, but today it is much busier and a service area would be unworkable.

In the 1960s, Warwickshire Council had remarked that they would have liked to have built a TRSA on the A41/A46 Warwick Bypass, but they didn't have the authority to do so. This proposal made use of that unfilled plan.

For a while it was suggested that the nearby Warwick North services could be used as an alternative to building any new services here.

The site was later used to provide temporary facilities until Warwick services were built.