Less than a month after Forecourt Trader revealed Top 50 Indie Applegreen was planning its first motorway service area (MSA) in mainland Britain, proposals for a second have emerged.

Applegreen has approached Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) about proposals to build a motorway service station on the M3 at a site called Kennel Farm.

The site, on the southern side of the M3, would plug a gap on the motorway between services at Winchester and Fleet in Hampshire.

The facility would include nearly 300 car parking spaces, fuelling stations, a service area amenity building, a picnic area and a drainage scheme.

A spokesman for Applegreen said the proposals were at an early stage. The company had contacted the council about an Environmental Impact Assessment and no planning application had been made.

Last month it was revealed Applegreen had been holding consultation meetings with local residents prior to lodging a planning application at junction 4 of the M42, near Shirley in the West Midlands.

A brochure for the scheme said it would create around 300 jobs and would comprise a two-storey amenity area, parking for 611 cars, 11 coaches and 77 HGV vehicles and separate fuel facilities for coaches and trucks.