Orbit Investments (Properties) Ltd have submitted a planning application to change the use, extend and subdivide a vacant unit at Summerfields village centre.
Units F&G were originally let together as one combined unit for an A3 restaurant use when the centre was first constructed in 1994/5 but has been vacant for some time.
This planning application is being submitted to widen its permitted uses in order to assist in the units successful occupation.
Permission is being sought to subdivide the unit into a maximum of four individual units (F, G, H and J) which would potentially allow the floorspace to be let to four separate tenants, or alternatively as one unit.
A change of use for A1 (retail), A2 (professional and financial services), A3 (food and drink) and A5 (hot food takeaway) is being sought for each of the four units. An additional B1 office use is also sought for Unit J.
Minor changes to the layout are required to facilitate the proposed extension and subdivision, including partition walls, new doors and new paving outside units G and H to provide level access around the building. External changes include a glazed extension to the front to 'square off' the unit.
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 15/2966M. The last date for submitting comments is 24th July and a decision is expected by 24th August.