A motorway service operator has said a service station proposal on Green Belt land would create 200 new jobs.

Moto Hospitality Limited announced as many as 200 full-time roles will be created if a planned motorway service station is approved at junction 20 of the M25, Kings Langley.

The service operator recently rekindled a proposal originally raised in 2015, saying the project represents an £80 million investment.

Although plans are yet to be finalised, the new “Kings Langley Service Area” could include a 100-bed hotel, a 1,000-space car park – 94 dedicated to HGV spaces - and shops and other facilities.

Service station access would be via a new roundabout built on the A41 between junction 20 and St Paul’s Church, Langleybury.

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Mark Franks, Moto’s property director, said: “This proposed service area will provide an important rest stop for what is one of the country’s busiest − and frequently congested− motorways.

“In addition to providing that much needed facility, our plans will bring many new jobs as well as helping to secure investment in the local economy.

“We are delighted to consult with the people of the surrounding area and look forward to hearing their thoughts on the plans.”

Moto has announced a series of public meetings to discuss their proposal.

Meetings are currently scheduled for:

• October 24 between 9am-6pm at a pop-up kiosk in the upper mall of the intu shopping centre, Watford.

• October 24 between 4pm-8.30pm at Kings House Business Centre, Station Road, Kings Langley.

• October 25 between 2pm-8pm at Manor House Sports and Social Centre, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley.

Initial design of service area layout

The Liberal Democrats came out strongly against the initial proposal by starting a petition.

Three Rivers councillor Alex Michaels said: “This is a Green Belt site accessed by a heavily congested road.

“Residents are rightly concerned at the increases in light, noise and air pollution. I urge Moto to think again.”

A planning application is likely by the end of the year.

People can leave feedback here www.moto-kingslangleyservices.com

For more information about the petition, visit https://tinyurl.com/ServiceStations

Initial design of service area layout