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Road: M11 between J10 and J11
Location: Newport, Essex
Date planned: 1971-1991
Grid reference: TL520326
See also: Duxford

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Another planned dual-sided service area on the M11, this one pre-dating Birchanger Green.

It was going to be built to partner Chigwell. However, if Chigwell was never built, Newport wouldn't have been either, as it would upset the spacing. (Instead Newton would be built.) As Chigwell never was, Newport was postponed indefinitely too.

Low traffic levels were a big problem when it came to providing facilities on the M11. Had Newport been built, it would have probably only had a small building on one side of the motorway. Although initially this was considered sufficient, it later became clear that such small facilities were simply not viable to run.