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Sheffield services

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Road:M1 at J35
(also accessible to traffic on the A629)
(Google Maps link)
Address:not provided
Signposted from the road?It will be
Grid reference:SK367954 (SABRE Maps)
Services type:Single site located at a junction.

Please note that this service area is not yet open.

This is the proposed services on the M1. For the existing site on the A57, see Sheffield Parkway.

A brand new proposal on the M1, based entirely on the spacing regulations but sounding remarkably similar to Chapeltown.

In March 2017, Applegreen launched plans for a rival service station down the road at M1 J33.

Trivia and History

In March 2014, planning permission was granted to Extra by Sheffield City Council. However, in November 2014, the plans were put on hold following protests about the 12th century Smithy Wood which would be destroyed by the plans.

Their rekindled enthusiasm for building new services comes following a period of quiet stability, which they needed to recover from the financial uncertainty caused by poor turnover at Derby with Burton and Leicester North and the high investment put into Beaconsfield and Cobham.

Swayfields and Roadchef planned a service area here in 1997, labelled 'Upper Wortley Road', but planning permission was rejected.

In September 2017, Extra requested that the decision on their plan be deferred until more was known about the Applegreen proposal (below). The Extra project has its own website.

Applegreen Plan

In March 2017, Applegreen launched plans for a rival service station down the road at M1 J33 Catcliffe. Applegreen have been looking at several options to build new services in the UK, but so far none have gone ahead.

Their scheme has the HGV parking and amenities to the north of M1 J33, with customer parking and amenities for other motorway users to the south of the M1, connected via the road tunnel. 498 car parking spaces would be provided, including 30 disabled, as well as space for 19 motorbikes, 67 lorries, 15 coaches and 18 caravans. 300 jobs would be created.

The unusual design of splitting the services around the junction allows for the traffic flow to be split across two roads, operating anti-clockwise around the junction. It also reduces the impact on the environment.

Applegreen appear to be using the name Rotherham & Sheffield Gateway to market the services.

With the Applegreen plan pending, Extra would have struggled to argue that their plan was the only suitable option, potentially causing their plan to be rejected and then leaving the gap in the market open for others. In September 2017, Extra requested Applegreen's plan be decided upon first, suggesting if Applegreen's plan was approved then Extra would drop theirs.

Extra have objected to the Applegreen plan, as has the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

In November 2019, it was suggested the Applegreen Rotherham plan was the most likely to be approved. Since the plan was first made Applegreen have since purchased Welcome Break, and would most likely open this as a new Welcome Break. Welcome Break already own the next services to the south.

Previous South-East Plan

Hesley services was a joint proposal by Extra (forecourt) and Roadchef (services) in the south-east quadrant of J35 of the M1.

It was rejected because the land was a green belt area, the council felt that insufficient information had been provided and that a new service area wasn't needed.


Woodall (14 miles) Services on the M1 Woolley Edge (12 miles)

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