A decision is still yet to be made on whether a new service station will be built off the M4 in Wiltshire.

In October last year, plans were formally submitted by Moto for a new motorway rest area on land at junction 16 of the M4, just south of Swindon.

Wiltshire Council set a decision deadline of February 29 by which to approve or deny the application, following a six-week consultation period last winter.

Despite this deadline passing over a month ago, the council confirmed that, at the time of writing, the proposal is yet to be determined.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Plans for a new service station at junction 16 of the M4

The council was unable to confirm the reason for the delay or if a new deadline for deciding the future of the site has now been set.

If approved, the new £30 million service station would provide parking for up to 241 cars and 63 HGVs, alongside a fuel filling station and a rest area serving both hot and cold food.

The proposal has split opinion among residents, with some fearing the development could worsen traffic in the area.

But Moto says the new site has strong “local support” and would create 150 jobs in the area, while also tackling a shortage of rest areas for HGV drivers.