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Winwick

Winwick:

Road: M6 at J22
(also accessible to traffic on the A49 and the A579)
Location: Winwick, Warrington, Cheshire
Date planned: 1993-2002
Operator: Extra
Grid reference: SJ611938
See also: Woolston, Haydock Park

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There have been a whole series of plans for services along this stretch of road, none of which have gone ahead. The site planned at Winwick would have been in the north-western quadrant of J22, probably accessed from the A49. There would have been a 60-bedroom Sleep Inn lodge.

The plan was refused because it was located within green belt land and the council argued it wasn't justified. They also didn't like the loss of land and visual intrusion it would create. Railtrack were also concerned that it would disrupt their plans to develop a freight terminal.