Farewell to the Little Chef as M180 site to be demolished

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 21 Jun 2017

The former Little Chef restaurant and service station on the M180 interchange at Barnetby Top look set to be flattened.

For the UK’s leading independent service station operator wants to redevelop the 27-year-old site.

The Essex-based firm of MRH (GB) Limited is seeking planning approval to demolish the forecourt and shop and restaurant buildings.

Old underground fuel storage tanks would also be removed and replaced.

Inside the former Barnetby Top Little Chef Restaurant

Planners at North Lincolnshire Council have been told the existing site is not well laid out and presents “a fragmented and disassociated appearance”.

The existing entrance is also said to be complicated and creates confusions over rights of way.

The shop building is said to be old and badly configured to enable the suitable provision of a modern merchandising area and acceptable staff and customer facilities including toilets.

The proposed redevelopment at Barnetby Top would include the construction of a single-storey forecourt sales building and the introduction of marked customer parking spaces.

Extra landscaping would be used to clearly separate the exit and the entrance in order to create a smooth safe through-flow on the site.

Initially the new-look site if given the thumbs would create eight full-time jobs and trade 24 hours a day.

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