Plans to demolish a vacant dental surgery and house on Alderley Road and replace them with a three storey building containing 21 apartments, along with a six bed detached house, will be considered by the Northern Planning Committee next week.
Whilst the proposal is considered to be acceptable in terms of its impact upon highway safety and residential amenity, the Planning Officer is recommending it for refusal because of its design and size, in particular the height and proximity to the road which the officer considers will have an unacceptable impact on the street scene.
In a report prepared for the Northern Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday, 8th February, it says the proposed building will over-dominate the surrounding site and not make a positive contribution to the local character and distinctiveness of the area.
Wilmslow Town Council's Planning Committee recommend refusal of the apartment block on the grounds of the design being out-of-character with the surrounding buildings and the proposed building line being well forward of the existing building line.
Twenty-one objections have received. The concerns raised include over-development of site; being out of scale with the surroundings and projecting beyond the building line; inadequate car parking; loss of privacy for dwellings in Greenway from the proposed 3 storey dwelling and increased traffic using a busy road.
The planning application can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for reference 16/3285M.