The Road Haulage Association has welcomed news that plans for a new £5 million, state-of-the-art truckstop at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire has at been given the official go-ahead.
Commenting, RHA Manager for Infrastructure, Chrys Rampley said: “This is excellent news. The RHA has lent its support to Michael Exelby and has been working with him in his bid to build this new truckstop and I am delighted that the urgent need for such a facility has now been recognised.
“It has been a long and difficult process but we have got there in the end. This is a good result for the road haulage community”.
Exelby Services submitted plans to move from its current site at nearby Londonderry because the A1 upgrade has meant trucks have to travel down the A1(M) service road to reach it. The new truck stop will be adjacent to both the new Leeming Junction on the A1(M) and the Leeming Bar Industrial Estate.