Last August we reported on the potential arrival of Tebay-style motorway services coming to the M56 near Altrincham and Manchester Airport, and these plans are one step closer this week as plans were submitted for the project.
The brains behind the upcoming Tatton Services is the family-owned Westmorland, which owns and operates the Tebay Service Station in Cumbria, plus services in Gloucestershire and Lanarkshire in Scotland.
The new venture, which has come through a partnership with Tatton Group, aims to build a sustainability-focused rest stop for travellers, with the promise to use local produce, make all of its food in house and from scratch and not send any waste to a landfill.
The submitted plans call detail approximately 655 car parking spaces, including fifty-four electrical charging points and room for HGVs, coaches, caravans and motorcycles.
Each customer will be able to get their preferred fuel at the scheme’s ‘fuel barn,’ which will be adaptable so traditional fuel offerings can be scaled down and electric vehicle charge points can be eventually added.
There are also plans for a 100-bed hotel on site – should you be close to falling asleep at the wheel and 3 cans of Red Bull just won’t cut it.
Westmorland and Tatton Group estimate that Tatton Services would receive more than 4 million customers each year.
The Tatton Services website states: “Tatton Services’ intention is to champion our locality, creating a beacon of quality and individuality for our customers and bringing local benefits to local people, as well as local food producers.
“Embracing the positive changes taking place in our industry, this project has sustainability at its heart.”