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A new Motorway Service Area
bringing local benefit to East Cheshire.

Following local stakeholder and public consultation, a planning application has now been submitted for an ambitious proposal for a new motorway service area 'Tatton Services' at Junctions 7 and 8 of the M56 in Cheshire.  It is a new partnership between the Westmorland Family, owner of Tebay Services on the M6, Gloucester Services on the M5 and Cairn Lodge Services on the M74, and the Tatton Group (part of the wider Tatton Estate, who are the landowners of the site). 

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.


A detailed planning application has been prepared and submitted to Cheshire East Council seeking planning approval for the proposed Tatton Services that will be entirely operated by Westmorland in partnership with Tatton.

7 things we'd like to tell you:

1. We are the Westmorland Family the business behind Tebay Services, Gloucester Services and Cairn Lodge Services. We've been cooking real food and championing local produce on the motorway for 50 years.  


2. Tatton Services will create 325 jobs. We will train and support colleagues who choose to work with us. 2 out of 5 jobs will be for young people; they will be paid the full (>23) National Living Wage.

3. In Gloucestershire we work with 130 local producers and we want to do the same at Tatton Services. 

4. Gloucester Services has the most visited tourist information centre in the county. We would like to do the same for Cheshire.

5. We know that fuel is undergoing a transformation within our industry and Tatton Services will meet the needs of Electric Vehicle travellers. 


6. Across our existing Services, we give £600,000 each year to local communities, as well as many other environmental and economic contributions. 

7. Motorway service areas exist to meet the 'safety and welfare' needs of the travelling public using the strategic road network.  Tatton Services will close and reduce identified 'gaps' in Motorway Service Area provision on the network to improve safety and journey reliability.

Watch our documentary on Channel 4

'A Lake District Farmshop'

This four-part documentary series is a warm-hearted celebration of Tebay Services, the motorway service station in Cumbria where the Westmorland Family business began. Filmed by Purple Productions for Channel 4, the series follows colleagues from the services and tells the stories of many of the Cumbrian farmers and producers they work with, all against the backdrop of the Lake District's beautiful landscapes.

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