The developer is holding two public consultations on the proposals ahead of submitting a planning application later this year. The proposed services will include food, retail, and leisure units, and will be Extra’s second site in the North West, after Blackburn with Darwen services on the M65.

Extra is estimating the proposals could create up to 300 construction jobs, along with between 200 and 250 full-time equivalent permanent jobs once the site is operational. It is also expected to generate around £1.2m per year in business rates.

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