Service station on its way

Service station on its way

By Gareth Dennison | 19/11/2021

Service station on its way

 

FINAL planning permission has been granted for this £40 million motorway service station off the M1 at Brinsworth.

Applicants Applegreen won outline permission for the venture at junction 33 in 2019, saying it would create 300 jobs.

The development — to be open 24/7 — will include petrol station, retail, drive-thru coffee shop, HGV amenities and 570 parking spaces for cars, coaches and caravans.

It will include an initial ten electric vehicle charging ports, with Rotherham Council attaching a condition to encourage that to increase in coming years.

There were 26 objections, but the council said these mostly related to matters like noise and air quality, which were addressed at outline stage.

The site is partly allocated for mixed use development and partly greenbelt. The initial approval was not subject to an environment impact assessment, which Applegreen said it had been told was not needed by the Government.

Construction will mean the loss of six individual trees and 22 groups of trees, which RMBC described as moderate to low quality. Some 114 new trees will be planted.

Full permission was granted by the council’s planning board on November 4.



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