It is already considered a shopping destination, now it could be a place for motorists to rest their weary heads.
The Westmorland Family who own Gloucester Services is putting together plans to build a 100-bedroom hotel on the southbound side of the M5 and in conjunction with the Gloucester Gateway Trust, say they want to meet “the additional needs of the motorway user” by providing overnight accommodation.
A hotel could also create job opportunities for the people in Matson.
A spokesman for the family said:
“Gloucestershire Gateway Trust and Westmorland are proposing to build a hotel on the Southbound site of Gloucester Services.
“A full planning application will be submitted in winter 2018, but prior to this, we are seeking public consultation to help shape our proposals and ensure the build of the hotel is sympathetic to the community.”
Since 2014, Gloucester Services has been “a project with distinctive economic and social principles specifically designed to unlock benefits and opportunities” for people in the area.
Currently Gloucester Services employs around 410 people on-site of which 80 are from the “deprived” communities they are hoping to help.
People will have the chance to view the plans and have their say with a public consultation at the Brookthorpe Village Hall, Stroud Road from 3pm to 7.30pm on Monday November 12.
Members of the Project Team will be available to answer questions and consider comments.
Those who can’t make it can check the www.gloucesterserviceshotel.com website for additional information.