Consultation runs until December 11 over plans for a new services area at Colne Valley.

Welcome Break is consulting on its plans for the services on the M25 between the junctions with the M4 and M40. At present there is a 44-mile gap between those at Cobham and South Mimms.

Welcome Break says the development, which will include a hotel, will have 1,300 car parking spaces and 200 for HGVs. The parking will include 100 spaces for rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging with the ability to convert all of them to EV charging stations eventually.

It will also accommodate full-time 450 jobs.

Eugene Moore, chief development director at Welcome Break Services, said: “We believe that the Colne Valley Services will set new standards for the design of sustainable motorway service areas.

“It is important that road users making the switch to renewable powered travel are fully supported and able to recharge on their journey.”

A website has been set up at and there are webinars to present the plans on Thursday, November 26 and Wednesday, December 2.​

A planning application will be submitted to Buckinghamshire Council once the consultation is complete.

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