August 17, 2011
of M5 Sedgemoor Services could create 40 new jobs
to 40 new jobs could be created at Sedgemoor Services on the M5
motorway near Burnham-On-Sea if proposals for a major new expansion
get the go-ahead from council planners.
Roadchef, the owner of the site on the M5 southbound at Brent
Knoll, has this week submitted the expansion plans to Sedgemoor
The proposals include introducing 237 square metres of extra
space for more restaurant and cafe facilities - making a total
of 884 square metres in all.
Roadchef says the site currently employs 30 full time staff,
which will rise to 65 if the plans win approval. The ten existing
part-time roles will also rise to 15 - an overall increase of
In addition to forming an extension to the seating area inside
the main building, the proposals include creating a new plant
compound, a new main entrance, and landscaping.
Sedgemoor District Council's planning department is welcoming
feedback on the plans until September 16th and a final decision
on whether the scheme goes ahead is likely to be made later this