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Unbuilt Services

An unbuilt service area at Hatfield
There are many service stations which were planned but never built. There are two types of unbuilt service area: the older ones were designed (and usually half-built) by the Department for Transport, who would then bail out if they thought the plan was unnecessary or too unpopular. Since 1992, services are put forward by developers, many of whom repeatedly create plans which are instantly rejected.

It's possible to drive past almost all of these sites without suspecting anything, so this section of the site exists to allow as much information as possible to be collected on various once-planned services, such as where they are, what they would have been like, why they didn't go ahead and what they're like now. They have all been planned in detail at one point or another, it's just that those plans are very hard to track down!

There are a few extra unbuilt services which we know very little about, these can be found on Other Unbuilt Services. The rest of them are listed below, you can click on each link for more information. You can also view this information on a map.

This list is generated automatically using information from each page.

Name:
Location:Date Planned:Operator:Maps:
M40 between J3 and J4
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
1970sGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
A1(M) around J56
Barton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
Google Maps
M3 at J7
(also accessible to traffic on the A30 and the A33)
Dummer, Basingstoke, Hampshire
1993-1996GranadaGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M40 between J4 and J5
Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
1992-1995MobilGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M6 between J19 and J20
Mere, Cheshire
1990-1992Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Catherine-de-Barnes
Catherine-de-Barnes
(also known as Solihull, Friday Lane)

1 photo
M42 around J4 and J5
Solihull, West Midlands
1980s-2009Extra, Welcome Break, RoadchefGoogle Maps
Chalfont St Peter
Chalfont St Peter
(also known as Warren Farm)

1 photo
M25 between J16 and J17
Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire
1998TotalGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M1 between J35 and J36
Chapeltown, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M25 at J11
(also accessible to traffic on the A317)
Great Grove Farm, Chertsey, Surrey
1985-1987, 1994-1999TotalGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M25 at J5
(also accessible to traffic on the A21 and the B2211)
Chevening, Sevenoaks, Kent
1980sGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Chigwell
M11 between J4 and J5
Chigwell, Essex
1969-1980, 1996-1998never allocated / ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M6 between J39 and J40
Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Doxey
M6 between J14 and J15
Doxey, Stafford, Staffordshire
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Droitwich
(also known as Newland Common)
M5 between J5 and J6
Newland, Droitwich, Worcestershire
1970s & 1994-1996Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M11 at J10
(also accessible to traffic on the A505)
Duxford, Cambridgeshire
1999EssoGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Gaydon
M40 at J12
(also accessible to traffic on the B4451)
Gaydon, Warwick, Warwickshire
1986-1990Blue BoarGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
A14 between J31 and J32
Girton, Cambridgeshire
1981Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Harborough Magna
(also known as Stretton-under-Fosse)

1 photo
M6 between J1 and J2
Harborough Magna, Rugby, Warwickshire
1975-1980Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Hatfield
M18 between J4 and J5
Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
1975-1990Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M12 west of M25
Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex
1960s-1980sGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Haydock Park
(also known as Newton-le-Willows)
M6 between J22 and J23
Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Hedgerley
(also known as Mount Hill Farm)
M40 between J1a and J2
Hedgerley, Slough, Berkshire
1998-2005Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M62 between J34 and J35
Hensall, North Humberside
1975-1980Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M1 at J35
Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
1995-2003Roadchef, ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Hill Hall
M25 between J27 and J28
Theydon Mount, Epping, Essex
1994-1996variousGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Iver
(also known as Elk Meadows, Woodlands Park)
M25 between J15 and J16
Iver, Buckinghamshire
1982-2000Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Kempshott
Kempshott
(also known as Hatch Warren)

5 photos
M3 between J6 and J7
Hatch Warren, Basingstoke, Hampshire
1965-1982Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Kingston Seymour
M5 between J20 and J21
Kingston Seymour, Somerset
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M77 at J6
(also accessible to traffic on the A77)
Kingswell, East Ayrshire
2006-?RoadchefGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Kirkham
M55 between J1 and J3
Wharles, Preston, Lancashire
1995-1999Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Knaresborough
A1(M) between J47 and J48
Arkendale, North Yorkshire
1992-2001various, ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M1 at J45
Swillington, Leeds
1997-2005ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M40 at J6
(also accessible to traffic on the B4009)
Postcombe, Thame, Oxfordshire
1994-1996ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M1 between J23 and J23a
Long Whatton, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M40 at J15
(also accessible to traffic on the A46, A429 and the B4463)
Longbridge, Warwickshire
1981-1987EssoGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M25 at J8
Lower Kingswood, Surrey
1987EssoGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M1 between J19 and J20
Cotesbach, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M4 at J8/9
(also accessible to traffic on the A308(M) and the A404(M))
Holyport, Maidenhead, Berkshire
1996-2005GranadaGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Merstham
(also known as Woodmansterne)
M23 north of J8
Merstham, Redhill, Surrey
Google Maps
Misterton
Misterton
(also known as Lutterworth)

1 photo
M1 at J20
Misterton, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
1996-2000Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M5 between J12 and J13
Moreton Valence, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
1975-1980Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M11 between J10 and J11
Newport, Essex
1990-1991Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Newton
Newton
(also known as Little Shelford)

1 photo
M11 between J10 and J11
Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire
1998Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M6 between J6 and J7
Perry Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Pershore
(also known as Defford)
M64 east of the M5
Defford, Worcester
1970-1975Google Maps
M4 at J38
Groes, Margam, Neath Port Talbot
(also accessible to traffic on the A48)
1999-2003Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Pucklechurch
M4 between J18 and J19
Pucklechurch, Bristol, Avon
1960s?, 1985-1997GranadaGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Redbourn
M1 between J8 and J9
Redbourn, Hertfordshire
1996-2000Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M6 at J1
(also accessible to traffic on the A426)
Cosford, Rugby, Warwickshire
2003-2005ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Sprotbrough
A1(M) between J36 and J37
Sprotbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Staverton
M5 between J10 and J11
Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M40 at J5
(also accessible to traffic on the A40)
Hill Farm, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
1992-1996ShellGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M1 at J19
(also accessible to traffic on the M6 and the A14)
Swinford, Leicestershire
1987-2003Esso, TexacoGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Tetsworth
M40 between J6 and J7
Postcombe, Thame, Oxfordshire
1986-1996MargramGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Waltham Abbey
M25 at J26
Waltham Abbey, Essex
1994-1996ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
Warren Copse
(also known as Great Hazes, Great Wood, Maidenhead)

1 photo
M4 between J8/9 and J10
Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire
1972-1986, 1996-2005Extra, RoadchefGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
West Kingsdown
West Kingsdown
(also known as Brands Hatch)

1 photo
M20 between J1 and J2
West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent
1985-1990Google Maps
SABRE Maps
Whiteley
Whiteley
(also known as Meon Valey)
M27 between J9 and J10
Segensworth, Fareham, Hampshire
1969-2003EssoGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M4 between J23a and J24
Wilcrick, Magor, Caldicot, Gwent
Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M5 between J27 and J28
Verbeer Manor, Willand, Cullompton
1998Google Maps
SABRE Maps
M6 at J22
(also accessible to traffic on the A49 and the A579)
Winwick, Warrington, Cheshire
1993-2002ExtraGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
M6 at J21
(also accessible to traffic on the A57 and the B5210)
Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire
1995-2002Manchester Ship Canal CompanyGoogle Maps
SABRE Maps
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