Green light for new coffee shop


Planning permission has been granted to change the use of a vacant premises to enable a new coffee shop, tea room and snack bar to open in the town centre.

The premises at 40 Parsonage Green has been vacant for over a year having previously been occupied by the children's creche Kiddycreche which opened in June 2010.

The business intends to employ two full time and two part time members of staff and be open from 7am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 10.30am to 6pm on Saturdays and 10.30 to 5pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Planning Applications


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Ian Wilson
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 8:36 am
Well we'll we'll surprise surprise yet another coffee shop to add to the long list we have already.... just ridiculous!!
Neda Metcalfe
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 9:49 am
Just what's needed ANOTHER coffee shop, maybe we don't have enough with all the others
David Nelson
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 12:34 pm
Nooooo! Not another food and drink outlet. I'd prefer the council to spend it's time to locate a new car park for local businesses, and ban on road parking around the town's perphery.
Barry Stafford
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 4:12 pm
Crazy location.It will ne another one day wonder.We have over 16 coffee outlets,not counting pubs.that serve coffee.Its opposite Costa. 20yds from Delice. 50 yards from Starbucks.The new owner really has little business sense. People do not walk down the Parsonage ,unless using shops on that parade. Baz
Marilyn and Brian Connolly
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 7:55 pm
This is getting ridiculous - just how many coffee shops do we really need. The only good thing is that its better than having empty boarded-up shops in town.
Oliver Romain
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 11:57 pm
If its done well it could work. Lets see what is offered before doing it down.
Ryan Dance
Thursday 20th October 2016 at 7:00 am
perhaps those that negatively comment on the coffee shop (at least the unit is being utilised). Should invest their currency in opening a shop of their preference.

The sad fact is - the maths wont stack up. Rent...rates....produce...logistics...VAT....taxes...salaries....NI etc etc

Oh and lets not forget the cost of bureaucratic meddling in business affairs by local pen. pushers. (who add little value to the economy other then fill in reams of engineered...overblown ....unnecessary paperwork)

It is simple economics.
Jon Williams
Thursday 20th October 2016 at 11:15 am
Got to agree with that Ryan
Peter Evans
Thursday 20th October 2016 at 8:22 pm
Well Ryan, try saying that to the 16 that are in business and making money! It may not please us that we have sooo many coffee shops but they exist because there must be enough demand and they make money. Yes, I fail to understand why, too. I hope the business plan for this new one is well thought through as we have, to my mind, too many very mediocre ones in town, and this one needs a really good usp given its slightly naff location. Oh, and thank goodness it's not a nail bar, now we do have far to many of those :-)
Frank Maltby
Friday 21st October 2016 at 9:55 pm
When is Wilmslow going to wake up and provide us with actual shops, you know those premises that sell actual goods to the public,

Too many non entity premises providing nothing to the public in the way of actual commerce.

Come Wilmslow Wake up!!! (Got enough coffee to keep you awake!)

F. Maltby
Estelle Lewis
Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 7:48 pm
So many businesses close down within a short period of launch in Wilmslow because of car parking facilities. I refuse to pay a car parking fee to buy groceries or alternatively have to look at my watch every minute to make sure I've not gone over the time paid for (and get a humongous fine).

Sadly not just Wilmslow is suffering from this state of affairs. So many reasons are given as to why businesses fail when the real reason is that people in general don't want to hike to the shops, nor pay to browse for a couple of hours.

Starbucks and similar businesses are more than likely patronised by people who work in Wilmslow so don't have this problem. IMO
Peter Evans
Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 10:29 pm
Frank, you don't seem to understand how capitalism works - the town doesn't select shops to offer to people - people choose to set up businesses that will make money. It's actually the residents fault if the shops you seem to want don't survive, because we don't use them enough. Coffee shops, and nail bars etc, do for whatever reason, attract enough custom as they seem to make money and survive.
Estelle, there isn't a grocer, butcher or fishmonger in the town centre for you to pay to park to visit, other than the supermarkets that refund parking (or don't charge), so I don't understand your comment. And there hasn't been for as long as I can remember.
I don't think parking has that much to do with it. Business rates and rents don't make it easy for some of the types of shops you seem to want, the sad fact is that landlords do rent out their premises, and make a profit; but they are able to rent them out to the type of business you don't want. Clearly other people do - which is why they survive.