New plans to convert former chapel into 12 apartments


A new planning application has been submitted to convert a former chapel on Wilmslow Road, Handforth into twelve apartments.

Last year permission was granted to repair and rebuild part of The White House, which was previously used as staff accommodation for employees of the adjacent hotel and constructed around 1840, to create seven apartments.

However, another application has recently been submitted by Maydean Design, on behalf of Mr A Harrison who is in the process of purchasing the property from the previous applicant, to convert the Grade II listed building into twelve apartments. The proposal is for two 2-bedroom apartments and ten 1-bedroom apartments.

The scheme includes building a two storey rear extension, repairing and rebuilding part of chapel, replacing windows and doors and removing some listed trees. The proposal will be mainly located over two floors, but a small proportion will use the roof space to create second floor accommodation.

Plans for The White House at 180-186 Wilmslow Road, which include the provision of 14 car parking spaces, can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning application 15/1865M.

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Dave Wood
Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 9:31 pm
I hope the planning application has been passed already as the construction work on this Grade 2 listed building has already commenced, and the roof removed. Lets hope its not another eager builder jumping before permission is granted, like with Shentons Farm, just down the road. That sites stood empty for years now looking an isore.
Dave Cash
Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 10:37 pm
It would appear the CEC Planning Committee is planned for 15th. Handforth PC have already rec rejection.
Lisa Reeves
Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 3:11 pm
This planning application has now been withdrawn.