Newark (Fernwood) services
Please note that this service area is not yet open.
In 2019, Welcome Break entered discussions with the authorities about building a new service area in the loop of the junction of the A1 and the B6326, to the south of Newark.
Despite its small footprint, the service area would cater for all vehicle types. There would be a single building which would act as a petrol station, three restaurant counters and a drive thru collection point. A second building would be a drive thru coffee shop.
The proposal may be branded as Welcome Break's parent company, Applegreen. It's more in keeping with Applegreen's portfolio, but there had been an aspiration to move the larger petrol stations across to the Welcome Break name.
The service area appears to have the support of Highways England, who have suggested it be signposted from the main A1. As well as catering for long-distance traffic, it would also be aiming to attract local traffic using the new Fernwood Business Park and the Newark Southern Link Road.
The developer appears to be promoting the project under the name Newark. This shouldn't be confused with the two existing Newark services, just up the road at the congested Winthorpe junction.
The proposal is currently being considered by Newark & Sherwood District Council (application reference: 20/01177/FULM), with a decision expected at the end of 2020.
| Foston (northbound, 6 miles)|
Grantham North (9 miles)
|Services on the A1||
North Muskham (southbound, 6 miles)|
Cromwell (northbound, 7 miles)
Newark (Winthorpe) (A46, 3 miles)
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