A third proposal to build a new service station on the western side of the M25 has come forward.

Welcome Break wants to build a "state-of-the-art" motorway service station with a hotel on land owned by Buckinghamshire Council between the M40 and the M4.

The Bucks Free Press reports that no application has been submitted yet, unlike rival companies Moto and Extra which have submitted formal applications.

There is a need for a new motorway service station on the M25 near the junction with the M40 - there is currently a 44 mile gap between existing facilities at Cobham and South Mimms, and Highways England's recommended safe limit is 28 miles or a 30 minute drive.

Extra wants to build on a site off the M25 between junctions 16 and 17, while Moto have submitted plans for a service station off the A41 between Hunton Bridge and Kings Langley, close to junction 20.

Watford Observer:

Neither Extra or Moto's plans have been decided yet by Buckinghamshire Council or Three Rivers District Council respectively - and it is likely only one service station will be built.

More than 1,300 objections have officially been lodged on Three Rivers District Council's planning portal against the Moto scheme on green belt land.

The outline application includes an 80-bed hotel, drive thru coffee unit, petrol station, shops, food outlets, and parking, while a new roundabout would be created on the A41 between Langleybury Lane and the M25.