£40 million M1 Services in woodland moves closer

The prospect of a £40 million motorway service station being built on 16 acres of ancient woodland in Sheffield is edging closer.

The prospect of a £40 million motorway service station being built on 16 acres of ancient woodland in Sheffield is edging closer.

Campaigners had lodged an application to have Smithy Wood, at Chapeltown, registered as a village green after it was earmarked as the site for the huge services, at junction 35 of the M1.

The bid was the subject of a public inquiry which heard evidence earlier this year.

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