*Motorway Service Areas: You may have seen from newspaper reports that a fresh bid for much smaller services at Junction 4 of the M42 has been announced prior to a public consultation event. The new site is 1/6 the size of that proposed at Catherine-de-Barnes. More information on this proposal is available at the following link: https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2016/06/20/proposal-for-new-motorway-service-area/

However, a cautionary note, the MSA application at Catherine-de-Barnes is still awaiting determination by Highways England and Solihull Council with a decision now expected in August 2016.