A Facebook poll measuring the public’s appetite for a new service station on Green Belt land has gained hundreds of responses.

More than 580 people checked their name in opposition to a new service station at Junction 20 of the M25 near Kings Langley expected to start in 2020.

Moto Hospitality Limited submitted an outline planning application to Three Rivers District Council for a site that would include a range of shops, parking spaces and facilities – as well as an access road off the A41.

Administrators for the Kings Langley Matters group on the social media site started a survey on their homepage on May 4.

So far 581 people objected to the proposal, while around 40 are in favour and ten voters said they were neither for nor against.

The group is believed to have started the poll after Three Rivers announced a public consultation in April.

Various groups and campaigners have come out against the service station citing noise and pollution as major concerns.

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has also come out in opposition to the proposal.