Consultation announced on new £57 million Catterick service station

Roadchef has launched a consultation on plans to build new services at the Catterick A1(M) junction.

The company is preparing a planning application to build the services on land east of junction 52.

The company says this will be a £57 million initial investment which they say will contribute over £1 million per year to Richmondshire in business rates.

It adds that the development create more than 300 permanent jobs, as well as numerous jobs during the construction phase.

Simon Turl, executive chairman at Roadchef, commented: “Our vision is to make Britain’s roads a safer and happier place, and Catterick presents a fantastic opportunity to create a new MSA in the 60 mile gap between the nearest facilities.

“We want to ensure people living and working close to our sites are considered in any decisions we make, so we’d like to invite the residents of Catterick along to our public consultation to ensure their views are included as part of our plans.”

“The consultation will be an opportunity to get a first look at the design of the scheme, which will incorporate the latest innovations to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

“It will also enable the team to answer any questions residents may have. We understand the importance of being good neighbours and have ensured our plans make a positive contribution to the area.”

A Roadchef spokesperson added: “We are a British company, operating the best portfolio of brands on the roadside, including McDonald’s and Costa Coffee.

“We have also recently added Pret A Manger and LEON, the UKs leading healthy eating fast food brand, alongside Fresh Food Café, Chozen Noodle, WHSmith, SPAR and Days Inn.

“Our new MSA at Catterick will incorporate all of our latest innovations to make the site as environmentally friendly as possible. Roadchef was the first MSA operator to install solar panels to the majority of our sites with over 5,600 now in place, significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

“We are also committed to reducing waste and will divert 99% of from landfill in 2019, with dedicated recycling points at all of our sites.”

Roadchef is holding holding a public consultation on Monday, June 10 , from 9.30am to 7.30pm at the Booth Memorial Institute, 32 High St, Catterick Village.

Members of the development team will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions.

Questions can also be emailed to


  1. 60 mile gap between services? Scotch Corner (5 miles) is 1 junction North and Leeming Bar (7miles) is one junction South.

  2. I am waiting for more details to be made available to make an informed decision about the potential benefits (jobs, business rates) versus potential adverse impact (noise and/or light pollution 24×7) for local residents, but it doesn’t bode well for open and honest discussion when Simon Turl of Roadchef talks about a ’60 mile gap’, as though neither Scotch Corner nor Wetherby Services exist. Of course they are both Moto…

  3. A very big statement about the Environmenaly friendly. Unfortunately I am away on holiday please have you any contact details that I could use.

  4. The ’60 mile gap’ Simon Turl is referring to, is the gap between his ears!

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