Stop Motorway Service Area at Junction 4 M42

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The planning application to develop a Motorway Service Area (MSA) on land just off Junction 4 of the M42 is moving ever closer to a decision date. Highways England in August held off any determination of the application by Solihull Council for just 3 months and developers of a similar MSA near to junction 5 have written to the council seeking a date for determination of both MSA applications to be set by mid November 2018.

The application for a MSA at junction 4 would mean 75% of all traffic movements negotiating the already busy traffic island with the main A34 dual carriageway, thereby creating additional congestion for commercial and residential road users. 

Investment in the nearby Blythe valley Park, which has permission for 1000 additional news homes will be compromised through congestion an MSA will bring. Any MSA along this stretch of motorway must be self contained within the motorway boundaries.

Full details of the application can be found via this link: