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Tatton Services - Council Votes in Favour of New Motorway Service

Tatton Services are proud to be one step closer to securing consent for a new motorway service area.

Tatton Services


Cheshire East Council's Strategic Planning Board have voted in favour of a new motorway service area at Junctions 7 and 8 of the M56 known as Tatton Services.

The Tatton Services partnership is a joint venture between Westmorland Family, known for its facilities at Tebay Services on the M6, Gloucester Services on the M5 and Cairn Lodge Services on the M74, and the Tatton Group, built on Tatton Estate land.

Tatton Services vision is to build on the distinctive model that Westmorland operates, which champions local food, craft and community to create a sustainable business which embraces the future of motorway travel.

Howells Architects, planner Pegasus Group and landscape architect Planit lead a professional team also including project manager FWP and sustainability advisor Ramboll.
Ecology Solutions
is the ecology consultant. Jensen Hughes is the fire consultant and Lightpad is the lighting consultant. BWB and Les Postawa complete the team.

The proposal serves a number of motorway services area gaps in the strategic road network, therefore, providing an important road safety function meeting the needs of the motorway user. This landscape-led project within the Cheshire Green Belt is designed to integrate sensitively with its surroundings, within a Site contained by existing road infrastructure, whilst delivering biodiversity enhancement, sustainable water management features and improved connectivity for cyclist and pedestrians. The buildings have been designed by Howells which designed Gloucester Services.

Sarah Dunning, Chair of Westmorland Limited, said: “We’re delighted and are fully committed to building Tatton Services, which will celebrate Cheshire and all that it has to offer. The services will create quality jobs and support local producers and communities alongside meeting the growing needs of electric car drivers. We are grateful for the engagement and support received from local councillors, businesses, residents, and the local community and look forward to bringing our unique model of motorway services to the M56. We started our business from our family’s hill farm in Cumbria in 1972. Today we run motorway services, but the way we do it still reflects and celebrates our beginnings.”

Tatton Services offerings include a fuel refilling station, a farm shop and kitchen (amenity building), a 100-bed hotel, all with energy efficiency and generation technologies, as well as 96 EV charging spaces, further enhancing the services available to travellers. Importantly, this project will generate 325 new jobs, with a commitment to local employment, training and working with local businesses to source produce for sale on site.

Amy Bowden on behalf of the Tatton Estate commented, “This unique sustainable motorway service area is exactly the sort of high-quality development the Tatton Estate are proud to promote, with a strong family-run ethos, excellent architecture, landscaping and environmental credentials.

Tatton Services will provide a boost for the future of local food producers and farming businesses, as well as providing new training, skills, opportunities and jobs for people in communities on and near the Tatton Estate.”

As the project is in the Green Belt, the next stage is for local planning authority to consult the Secretary of State on their proposed decision.

Please visit www.tattonservices.com for more information.

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