Group behind Tebay Services submits Tatton plans
Family-owned Westmorland is working with the Tatton Group to construct a sustainable, franchise-free MSA with a farm shop and hotel on land by Junction 7 and Junction 8 of the M56.
Glenn Howells Architects designed the scheme, alongside landscape architect Planit-IE. The plans focus on a 39-acre Green Belt site within Rostherne Parish. A four-week consultation on the project was held in August last year.
Three key buildings make up the plans: a 67,730 sq ft amenity building, 43,150 sq ft hotel, and a 10,550 sq ft fuel barn.
The amenity building would have a farm shop and kitchen as well as toilet facilities, a tourist information point and staff areas.
The proposed hotel would be two stories with a mezzanine and have 100 rooms. Connecting the hotel and amenity building would be a kitchen garden.
The fuel area would have 12 pumps across three islands.
There would be space for 655 cars, including 33 disabled car spaces. The plans also include parking for 18 caravans, 13 coaches, 18 motorcycles, and one abnormal load, as well as 92 spaces for staff. Regarding electric vehicle charging units, there would be 54 high-power EV charging units and 42 standard ones, with the ability to grow that number over time.
There would also be a separate HGV parking area with 58 spaces and six pumps just for HGVs and coaches.
Biodiversity initiatives on the site include planting a boundary screen, creating permanent water bodies and crafting car park rain gardens. There would also be a pollinator-oriented garden by the farmhouse currently on site and a formal water garden by the hotel.
All of the buildings will use either ground source heat pumps or air source heat pumps, as well as solar thermal and PV technologies to meet their demands for heating, cooling and hot water. Each of the buildings has been designed to reduce energy demand, with the site layout being optimised and utilising solar shading and natural daylighting properties of their structures.
Water-efficient showerheads, toilets, fittings and appliances would be installed in the buildings as well.
Westmorland and Tatton Group estimate that Tatton Services would receive more than 4m customers a year.
FWP is the project manager for the scheme, while Pegasus Group is the planning consultant. Ramboll is leading on sustainability strategy.
Ecology Solutions is the ecology consultant. Jensen Hughes is the fire consultant and Lightpad is the lighting consultant.
BWB Consulting is working with Les Postawa Associates as the structure engineer for the scheme. BWB is also the highways and civils engineer.
Looking to learn more about Tatton Services? The application’s reference number with Cheshire East Council is 22/0872M.