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NEW PROPOSAL: Plans for nearby Chalfont St Peter motorway service station submitted

 Published on: 21st July 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

New plans for a controversial new service station to be built on the M25 near Chalfont St Peter have been submitted.

In applications sent to both Buckinghamshire Council (BC), the development would see the erection of a motorway service area between Junctions 16 and 17 of the road.

This would include a facilities building, electric vehicle charging points, fuel filling stations, a service yard, parking and other amenities, as well as alterations to the road to provide access.

Plans were originally put forward at the nearby Warren Farm site, which prompted a campaign from Chalfont St Peter Parish Council (CSPPC) and village residents. The plan refused by both Buckinghamshire Council and the Planning Inspectorate in November 2021.

Nearby Three Rivers District Council have stated they have no comment to make on the proposal. Meanwhile CSPPC and nearby Denham Parish Council have announced their opposition to the scheme, amongst other organisations.

In a consultation letter, CSPPC concluded: “The proposed development is wholly unjustified on the grounds that the development proposal does not constitute ‘very special circumstances’ to warrant strategic inappropriate development in the Green Belt.”

However, the application has been deemed accepted by Buckinghamshire Highways and the Environment Agency (provided certain conditions are met).

BC have declined to comment.

Extra Services have also been contacted for comment.


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