Still hope for Smithy Wood, if we act now

Plans for an M! service station at Smithy Wood have stirred up controversy
Plans for an M! service station at Smithy Wood have stirred up controversy
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The official deadline for objections to the proposed motorway service area at Smithy Wood has passed.

But anyone can continue to submit their comments for consideration right up to the planning committee meeting due on January 19.

I hope many more people will object as the proposal requires destruction of ancient woodland which is a haven for wildlife and provides a buffer for Chapeltown and Ecclesfield from traffic noise and fumes from the M1.

We would lose over 16 hectares of the ancient woodland site.

Ancient woodlands are irreplaceable.

They cannot be recreated or moved elsewhere because they are so long in the making.

The green corridor that runs from the centre of Sheffield out to High Green, Chapeltown and beyond is continually being eroded.

Surely the greenest city in England with the most trees of any European city won’t say yes to the destruction of Smithy Wood.

Peter Garbutt, Sheffield Green Party

Raleigh Road, S2