Beaconsfield Motorway Service Area to open tomorrow

BEACONSFIELD'S new Motorway Service Area will be unveiled to the public tomorrow morning.

The ‘Extra’ service area has been built on green belt land at Burtley Wood, and will be accessed via the A355, near junction two of the M40.

It will include brands such as MacDonalds, KFC, Starbucks, WH Smith and Accor Hotels, and will also include amusements on-site.

The site is expected to be open for business from 6am in the morning.

Construction of the MSA was given the go-ahead in 2005 by then-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

Residents of Beaconsfield have previously expressed concern over the impact the new service station may have on traffic in and around the area.

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9:37pm Mon 16 Mar 09

SDJones says...

an abomination
an abomination SDJones
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10:09pm Mon 16 Mar 09

OllieNewbury says...

I've been as far as the roundabout outside the services and I think it looks very impressive. I might go and have a look at that lake!
I've been as far as the roundabout outside the services and I think it looks very impressive. I might go and have a look at that lake! OllieNewbury
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10:21pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Wycombe is still high on... says...

I have stopped at these services a few yimes in my existence , but have vowed never to do so again - unless in desperation. Bloody expensive doesn't even begin to describe the places.

To be fair, when employed by a big company, stick it on the card and expenses were paid (great). Now I have to pay (not a chance) - hell would freeze over....
I have stopped at these services a few yimes in my existence , but have vowed never to do so again - unless in desperation. Bloody expensive doesn't even begin to describe the places. To be fair, when employed by a big company, stick it on the card and expenses were paid (great). Now I have to pay (not a chance) - hell would freeze over.... Wycombe is still high on...
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10:35pm Mon 16 Mar 09

OllieNewbury says...

Wycombe is still high on... wrote:
I have stopped at these services a few yimes in my existence , but have vowed never to do so again - unless in desperation. Bloody expensive doesn't even begin to describe the places.

To be fair, when employed by a big company, stick it on the card and expenses were paid (great). Now I have to pay (not a chance) - hell would freeze over....
I won't go there to buy anything! I'll just use my 2 hours free parking, go see this lake and then take advantage of whatever else is there.
[quote][p][bold]Wycombe is still high on...[/bold] wrote: I have stopped at these services a few yimes in my existence , but have vowed never to do so again - unless in desperation. Bloody expensive doesn't even begin to describe the places. To be fair, when employed by a big company, stick it on the card and expenses were paid (great). Now I have to pay (not a chance) - hell would freeze over....[/p][/quote]I won't go there to buy anything! I'll just use my 2 hours free parking, go see this lake and then take advantage of whatever else is there. OllieNewbury
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12:55am Tue 17 Mar 09

ivor says...

Surely it would have been better to put the service station on some of the empty land at Handy Cross rather than ruining Beaconsfield?
Surely it would have been better to put the service station on some of the empty land at Handy Cross rather than ruining Beaconsfield? ivor
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5:31am Tue 17 Mar 09

Townman says...

ivor wrote:
Surely it would have been better to put the service station on some of the empty land at Handy Cross rather than ruining Beaconsfield?
Your wrong on this one Ivor. They have got it right. Why should Beaconsfield not have a public service area. As for the spare land you mention. That should be where any NEW FOOTBALL/RUGBY STADIUM should be built, not Wycombe Airpark. That should either stay or as planned developed for housing.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Surely it would have been better to put the service station on some of the empty land at Handy Cross rather than ruining Beaconsfield?[/p][/quote]Your wrong on this one Ivor. They have got it right. Why should Beaconsfield not have a public service area. As for the spare land you mention. That should be where any NEW FOOTBALL/RUGBY STADIUM should be built, not Wycombe Airpark. That should either stay or as planned developed for housing. Townman
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8:25am Tue 17 Mar 09

Plus ça change... says...


Looks great.

We need many more service areas and resting places on our motorway system.

They make long-distance driving much safer.



Looks great. We need many more service areas and resting places on our motorway system. They make long-distance driving much safer. Plus ça change...
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8:57am Tue 17 Mar 09

Flashheart says...

"Wycombe is still high on..., HW says...
10:21pm Mon 16 Mar 09
I have stopped at these services a few yimes in my existence , but have vowed never to do so again - unless in desperation. Bloody expensive doesn't even begin to describe the places."


Neat trick HW as it doesn't open until tomorrow! Are you time travelling? If so, what are the numbers for Saturday's lottery??
"Wycombe is still high on..., HW says... 10:21pm Mon 16 Mar 09 I have stopped at these services a few yimes in my existence , but have vowed never to do so again - unless in desperation. Bloody expensive doesn't even begin to describe the places." Neat trick HW as it doesn't open until tomorrow! Are you time travelling? If so, what are the numbers for Saturday's lottery?? Flashheart
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9:29am Tue 17 Mar 09

Low_Wycombe says...

Shall we have a sweepstake?

How long before the first body is dumped in the lake?


Shall we have a sweepstake? How long before the first body is dumped in the lake? Low_Wycombe
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12:54pm Tue 17 Mar 09

Blueberry says...

ivor wrote:
Surely it would have been better to put the service station on some of the empty land at Handy Cross rather than ruining Beaconsfield?
Ivor, what a pointless comment. Now it's been built, it's irrelevant where might have been a better location!
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: Surely it would have been better to put the service station on some of the empty land at Handy Cross rather than ruining Beaconsfield?[/p][/quote]Ivor, what a pointless comment. Now it's been built, it's irrelevant where might have been a better location! Blueberry
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