Planning application for new motorway service station off the M1 Junction 35 in Smithy Wood Ancient Woodland SWT Holding Position Statement 30th August 2013
The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham have learnt about a proposal from the ‘Extra MSA’ group to build a new service station in Smithy Wood off Junction 35 of the M1 in the Ecclesfield/Chapeltown area of Sheffield.
Smithy Wood is an ancient woodland in private ownership but with Local Wildlife Site status and is in the green belt. The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham have not yet received the ecological surveys or seen the proposed mitigation measures so have not yet formed a position on the application. Updates will be posted on our webpage when we are in a position to do this.
The planning application has not been submitted to Sheffield City Council yet, but a public consultation will be taking place prior to an application later in the year. Two public consultation events will take place where people can see the plans and express their views. These will be held at Ecclesfield School
The online consultation is available here
The consultation will be open until 16th September.
Any Wildlife Trust member who cannot attend these events but would like to make their comments known can contact Nicky Rivers at the Wildlife Trust on 0114 2634335 or firstname.lastname@example.org