January 24, 2022 6.00 pm

Plans unveiled for new M180 service station

Major new service station proposed with drive-thrus and lorry park

By Local Democracy Reporter

This is what a sprawling new service station off the M180 will look like if plans are approved.

Two drive-thru restaurants, a fuel station, a 200-space lorry park and a café are proposed for the Barnetby Top interchange.

It would be located next to the busy intersection between the M180, A180, A15 and A18 to cater to the needs of travellers and lorry drivers.

It promises a big jobs boost with up 75 full-time roles expected to be created, but people in Barnetby-le-Wold have shared worries about the major development on their doorstep.

The plans for outline permission have been drawn up by the Lindum Group and the Brocklesby Estate.

The site, just south of the interchange, would also include electric vehicle charging points and short-stay caravan parking bays.

In total, it would be able to park 162 cars and 200 lorries.

Access would be created onto the A18, with vehicles only turning left as they leave.

Plans for service station and lorry park at Barnetby interchange, M180
Credits: Globe Consultants Ltd

The application claims the park will provide much-needed services for lorries travelling to and from the Humber’s ports and businesses.

“There are at least three private lorry parks [on the M180] which are regularly full during the peak period. Accordingly, HGV drivers often have no choice but to park up in laybys or other inappropriate off-line locations, such as industrial estates, and stop overnight,” it says.

Both of the drive-thru restaurants – which haven’t been named yet – are expected to employ up to 25 people.

Another 13 would work in the petrol garage shop, with a further 23 in the café.

The development has been in the pipeline for several years, with progress stalled due to the COVID pandemic.

A similar, smaller service station is currently located nearby on the same interchange.

However, residents in Barnetby-le-Wold have expressed concerned about the major development just outside the village, and the traffic it would attract.

One comment left on North Lincolnshire Council’s planning page said: “It will be on the edge of a thriving village. What will be done to combat high levels of… vehicle, noise and light pollution?”

Another said: “It is often difficult to exit the village because of the volume of traffic using the roundabout, and this development would substantially increase that.”

They added: “This proposed exit for cars is dangerous as it is on a bend on the road.”

The plans are currently open for public consultation, and are available to view on the council’s planning website.