The owner of a popular diner is set to lose everything after being evicted from a lay-by off the A39.Rahim Jan and his wife, Di, bought Jans Diner at Rooksbridge picnic area, near Roundswell, in 2012 and spent £9,000 refurbishing it, but now Devon County Council (DCC) has told them they have three months to get out.Council cutsMr Jan, from Monkleigh, said he was never directly consulted about the proposals to close four picnic areas along the A361 and A39, which were approved by DCC in February and are set to save the council £133,000. He said the Tough Choices consultation offered unfair options pitting the closure of lay-bys against closing youth centres. Mr Jan said: From Junction 27 to Cornwall there are only two lay-bys with toilet facilities. I am worried if they put bollards up and close this one up that people will dump their rubbish here or travellers will use it. Legally, lorry drivers have to have breaks but where will they stop? What about people who need disabled facilities? They cannot just use the hedge.Summer closureMr Jan said the news had made him feel sick, and will force him to close at the start of the summer holidays his peak season. The proposals will also see the Knowstone picnic area close, where Log Cabin owner Colin Hattle told the Gazette in December he has invested some £200,000 into his business in the last 25 years.Contract terminatedA DCC spokesman said the Rooksbridge picnic area would be closed in early July, and fencing or boulders could be used to secure the site, but this was not finalised. He said the lease had always stated the contract could be terminated by either party with three months notice. He added: Our Tough Choices consultation was a county-wide consultation and the majority of people supported our action to close the site and offer it for disposal to interested parties who may wish to operate a business from the site.Sign the petitionA Facebook page has been set up in support of Jans Diner (www.facebook.com\/JansDiner) with a petition asking DCC to delay the closure of the lay-by. To sign the petition asking DCC to delay the closure of the lay-by, click here.