Scotch Corner is actually relatively new, until 1990 pretty much all that was there was a filling station and even after that it was even smaller than it is now and rather run down. It wasnt until 2001 or so that Moto remodelled it after building the Barton Truck Stop.
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Have a feeling it was a wimpy until the 90s, switched to Burger King which then moved location to the other end when the building was refit. If I remember right it was originally roughly where the WHSmiths is now, or was as I’ve not been there for 10 yrs or so.
Leeming Bar is an anachronism having been built in 1961 when traffic was small fraction of the modern levels. Its is old, far too small and a long way from the J51. The reality is that like Barnsdale Bar and Selby Fork it was built as a hotel with a cafe and filling station. It is not fit for purpose at this stage which is why it is classed as a rest area. Selby Fork is now just a rather shabby motel and Barnsdale Bar is much reduced, essentially a filling station with a deli and coffee shop. In the long term it may well be that the McDonalds is the only thing that survives due to its proximity to Leeming Bar and RAF Leeming.Tater656 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 19, 2021 23:30After having a read of this thread I noticed people saying about the McDonald's at Leeming Bar being the main thing there. I would think that that would be at risk as well if Catterick is built because one of Roadchef's largest facilities is a McDonald's so I would think most traffic on the motorway would likely use this rather than Leeming since it's closer to the road
https://www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/a1 ... postponed/A decision over a controversial plan to build a £57m motorway service area at the Catterick junction of the A1(M) has been postponed until September.
Richmondshire District Council said further information had been submitted at the last minute which needed to be examined, just hours before a planning meeting to consider Roadchef’s plan to build across farm fields and a designated nature conservation site.
The delay follows more than three years of talks between the motorway services operator and the council over the development the firm claims will create 227 full-time jobs.