Bentley development framework

Bentley Motors unveils long-term ambitions for Crewe Site

A ‘development framework’ has been prepared which outlines how the long-term future of the Bentley factory in Crewe could look – supporting Bentley as a core component at the heart of Crewe’s economy.

Drawn up by Bentley Motors in consultation with Cheshire East Council, the framework outlines a plan to deliver a modern, advanced manufacturing operation in the future, which will be more efficient, secure and productive.

The ambition is to create a campus-style site, which could potentially grow and expand in line with the company’s ambitions. The campus will be where manufacturing, design, research and development, engineering operations and boosted security ‘are fully integrated within a single site with seamless connectivity that enables the efficient flow of people, goods and services’.

Managed by Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company, with input from across the authority, the framework seeks to set out the important design, development and planning policy considerations which will be used in the determination of potential future planning applications relating to the Bentley site.


The framework went before the council's cabinet on 6 December 2016 and was approved as a document for public consultation. The Council is working with Bentley Motors to achieve the widest feedback possible, so that the results of the consultation can be reviewed and returned to cabinet for a decision on whether to endorse this development framework.

The six-week public consultation is now open (3 January 2017) and is available until 14 February 2017.

Bentley will host two drop-in events at Legends, Bentley's conference facilities on Sunnybank Road, Crewe, CW2 8WD

  • 12 January 2017 from 3pm to 8pm
  • 14 January 2017 from 10am to 2pm

Bentley Motors and Cheshire East Council are keen to hear your views on the future vision for the Bentley site. All representations will be taken into consideration.

The document and results of the consultation will be reviewed and returned to cabinet for a decision.

You can give feedback either by:

  • writing to us at C/O Bentley Masterplan, Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ
  • completing a paper survey available at public events at Bentley and available from libraries and council offices and returning it to the address above

All consultation responses must be received by 5pm Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Scope of plan

Bentley masterplan

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