Just a few lines to comment that the Motorway Service saga rolls on.
Highways England have an important say on the applications (one between junction 5/6 on the M42 and one near Monkspath at junction 4).
The latest report from Highways England can be read here: pl_2016_02754_majfot-highway_england_-_holding_direction-1131378.pdf
The concluding paragraphs are though presented below. Therefore, it is likely to be towards the end of October before we know any more. I will keep you informed as always.