Public urged to back protest against services plans that will destroy ancient woodland

CAMPAIGNERS who are battling to save ancient woodland from being torn down to build £46 million motorway services are urging the public to back a protest just days before a decision is finally made on the plans.

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are desperate to block developer MSA Extra and  landowner St Paul’s building a new service area — including a fast food court, 80-bed hotel and car park — at junction 35 of the M1 just over the motorway from Thorpe Hesley.

The long-running dispute has been going on since 2013 but a final decision is due to be reached by Sheffield councillors on March 28.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,public-urged-to-back-protest-against-services-plans-that-will-destroy-ancient-woodland_21844.htm

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