Overcourt services was an option considered as an alternative to Gordano. Unlike many other services considered, a full plan was drawn up for this one: there would have been a filling station and police station by the entrance, a trucker's café, a large coach parking area at the furthest end and a car park next to a small amenity building.
Unusually for services of that era, this would have involved a new junction being created on the B4055, with traffic having to head up that B-road to access it.
Although the main site planned was in the north-east corner, another option in the south-west was considered.
The Overcourt plan was ruled out because it was in a very open area. With hindsight, local retail developments would have made this area very congested too.