MSA operator invites locals to participate in consultation for new development at Junction 52 of the A1(M) on 3rd June 2019
One of the UK’s largest motorway service area (MSA) operators, Roadchef, is inviting businesses and residents of Catterick to voice their opinions on its plans for a new service area at a public consultation which will be held at the Booth Memorial Institute on Monday 10 June. Members of the development team will be on hand to answer locals’ questions and ensure their views are considered as part of the plans for the new build.
Located east of junction 52 on the new A1(M), the state-of-the-art building would be built in the former quarry at Pallett Hill Farm and has been designed to enhance its surroundings whilst minimising the impact on the environment and local neighbourhood. Should permission be granted, the plan would see an initial £57 million investment in building the brand-new site to serve the 50,000 motorists using the Catterick stretch of the motorway every day. Roadchef would also contribute over £1 million per year to Richmondshire District Council in business rates alone, and the new site would bring over 300 permanent job opportunities for locals living in the area, as well as numerous jobs during the construction phase.
Simon Turl, Executive Chairman at Roadchef, commented: “Our vision is to make Britain’s roads a safer and happier place, and Catterick presents a fantastic opportunity to create a new MSA in the 60 mile gap between the nearest facilities. We want to ensure people living and working close to our sites are considered in any decisions we make, so we’d like to invite the residents of Catterick along to our public consultation to ensure their views are included as part of our plans.”
“The consultation will be an opportunity to get a first look at the design of the scheme, which will incorporate the latest innovations to be as environmentally friendly as possible. It will also enable the team to answer any questions residents may have. We understand the importance of being good neighbours and have ensured our plans make a positive contribution to the area.”
Roadchef currently employs more than 3,600 people in the UK, across its 30 locations, and has been awarded an “Investors in People Gold” accreditation for the support and development of its team. The company brings an excellent portfolio of recognised brands to British roadsides, including some of the biggest names in hospitality such as McDonalds, Costa Coffee, Pret a Manger and healthy fast food brand LEON.
Roadchef’s public consultation will be held between 9.30am and 7.30pm at the Booth Memorial Institute, 32 High Street, Catterick, Richmond DL10 7LD, on Monday 10 June. Locals unable to attend can visit roadchef.com/catterickservices or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.