Welcome to the consultation website for the Sheffield Motorway Service Area
This website outlines the proposals for a new Motorway Service Area at Junction 35 of the M1 Motorway, north east of Sheffield.
Please have a look at the location plan below to see where the proposed Motorway Service Area will be located.
The website also provides an opportunity for you to make your views known and give your thoughts on what is proposed. Please click on one of the share your thoughts buttons to leave a comment or suggestion.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
The need for a Motorway Service Area at Junction 35
Most drivers will have stopped at a Motorway Services at some point in time. Motorway Service Areas (MSAs) are important as they provide the opportunity for drivers (and their passengers) to take a break on long journeys. The ability for drivers to stop on a regular basis is important in terms of road safety, as driver fatigue is a recognised significant cause of Motorway accidents.
The government is committed to providing and encouraging greater choice and facilities for customers at Service Areas on Motorways.
Current guidance also indicates that for safety, drivers should have an opportunity to stop on a Motorway journey every 30 minutes, or between 12-28 miles travel (whichever is the shorter).
On this basis it is clear that there is a need for new Services in the locality of Junction 35 of the M1 to fill a number of gaps in existing Service Area provision, which occur for:
- Those travelling on the M1 between the existing Woodall MSA (between Junctions 30 & 31)
and Woolley Edge MSA (between Junctions 38 & 39), where there is a gap of 27.5 miles.
- Drivers using the A1(M) between Blyth MSA
and Woolley Edge MSA on the M1 (via M18), where there is a gap of 37.5 miles.
- Those drivers travelling on the route between Doncaster MSA on the M18
and Woolley Edge MSA on the M1, where there is a gap of approximately 42 miles.
A search of possible MSA sites has shown that the best location to fill the ‘gaps’ mentioned above is at Junction 35 of the M1.