Other Unbuilt Services
This page lists any services which we know were once planned, but what we know is very vague. If more can be found, the exact location being the most important detail, then they can be moved onto their own page.
If you have any information, please.
On the M1 between J8 and J9, proposed in the late 1990s. There have also been suggestions that it was the name of a very early planned service area too.
On the M4 between J16 and J17, ruled out in favour of Leigh Delamere.
On the M5 between J20 and J21. The site was just to the north of the Lampley Road overbridge which links Kingston Seymour village with the B3133. Most the land was still in Highways Agency ownership as late as 2006 though current status unknown. The level of the site was raised to about 2m to 3m above the surrounding area with boulder sized rock fill (slightly higher than the adjoining M5), which presumably came from the cuttings for the split level section to the north between J20 and J19.
On the M5 between J23 and J24, ruled out in favour of Bridgwater.
On the M5 between J24 and J25.
On the M5 between J27 and J28, Cullompton was built instead.
On the M6 somewhere between J19 and J20, proposed whilst it looked like Knutsford would be demolished when a new motorway, the A556(M), was built. The A556(M) was put on hold and Lymm truckstop expanded instead.
Two services were proposed near Preston, both of them nameless. One would have been on the M6 south of the M55 junction, and one on the M65 instead of Blackburn with Darwen.
Name thrown around for an M11 service area.
A service area was proposed at the southern end of the M18.
Chapelfont St Peter
Thought to be on the M25 near J17, the services were proposed in the late 1990s.
Early plans for services on the M54, between J3 and J4, now superseded by Telford.
Several services have been proposed around Micklefield, Aberford and Bramham but very little is known about them.
A proposed service area on the unbuilt M64.
Food on the Move
The following services were identified in David Lawrence's book Food on the Move that had not been previously known, and little can be found out about them:
- Eskrigg M6
- Broughton M6 (possibly part of the Preston proposals outlined above, which weren't included in the book)
- Eastham Rake M53 (there is a Little Chef and Travelodge here)
- Daresbury M56
- Methley M62 (ghost slips near here have previously been written off as being too small)
- Daresbury M56
- Austrey Meadows M42
- Essington M6
- Chapel Grove M6
- Hill Hall M16
- Trumps Green M3
- Leatherhead M25
- Overcourt M5
- Ballad's Ash M4
- Ridgeway M4
- Ashes's Copse M4
- Knight's Farm M4
- Datchet M4
- Honeyhills Wood M20
- Gatwick/Shepheard's Hurst M23