Both Dacorum Borough Council's and Three Rivers District Council's Local Plans could lead to development on multiple GREEN BELT SITES in and around Kings Langley
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Update on three potential Motorway Service Areas (MSAs)
Moto MSA – Junction 20, M25
For a number of months , Moto has been in discussion with Highways England and Herts County Council regarding the impact on highways and measures to mitigate the effect. They have had to provide more technical traffic data and measures to cope with the increase in use of Junction 20. This information has now been provided to Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), and is now available to read in the latest documents uploaded to the application on TRDC's planning portal.
Now that the information has been released, no decision will be taken until the end of the public consultation period to allow anyone to comment on the new information. We explain more in our lead article (see right).
Article updated 10/03/2021
Extra MSA, Junction 16-17, M25
There is another alternative outline planning application by Extra for a motorway services area between Junctions 16 and 17 of the M25, near Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire which is better positioned and in-line (dedicated access directly onto the M25). The Chiltern & South Bucks Council’s planning website currently shows the application status as validated which means they are starting the process to determine whether to grant or refuse planning permission.
Welcome Break MSA, M25 between the M40 and M4 junctions near Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
There is a further 3rd possible MSA on the M25 near Iver Heath being put forward by Welcome Break. Buckinghamshire County Council has entered into a commercial arrangement for land it owns next to the M25, between the M40 and M4 junctions and under the deal, Welcome Break would build and operate the MSA and pay a rent for the land to the Council.
The positioning of this MSA is ideally suited as it is mid-way along a 44 mile stretch of motorway between South Mimms services to the north and Cobham services to the south. This is currently the longest section of the M25 without a service area and one of the busiest for traffic.
An article was published in The Bucks Herald and more information can be found here:
Moto have published updated traffic flow information and proposed road alterations - have your say by friday 26 March
An application for permission to build a Motorway Service Area (MSA) on green belt land just south of Junction 20 and west of the A41 has been with Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) since April 2019.
Moto want to build a 80-bed hotel, amenity hub with restaurants and shops, petrol station, lorry park and drive thru coffee facility, along with parking for 842 cars, 94 lorries, 19 coaches, 23 caravans and 24 motorcycles.
You may have already commented on this application to Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), however, Moto have recently submitted further traffic flow information and proposed road alterations to their application after receiving comments from a number of agencies. TRDC is inviting comments on these revised traffic proposals. The application has not yet been considered, so all the comments made before will still be taken into account when the application is heard – TRDC just wants comments on the revised traffic proposals. If you have not commented previously, or have something else you wish to say to TRDC, you are fully entitled to do so.
For more information and how to respond, take a look at our information sheet here.
The closing date for comments is Friday 26 March 2021.
Article posted 10/03/2021
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