Plans to demolish a public house and replace it with a residential development have been approved by the Northern Planning Committee.
New Moor GB Ltd has been granted permission to replace The Riflemans Arms on Moor Lane with 8 dwellings, consisting of two blocks of 4 mews houses. Each property will have two parking spaces, located in a small parking court to the rear, and a private garden.
Councillor Gary Barton requested that the application be determined by Northern Planning Committee stating "I believe that there is a public interest case to be heard as this application will result in the loss of a local asset. The application will also increase parking problems in the area as it will result in the loss of off-road parking spaces currently in use on the site."
Wilmslow Town Council recommend refusal of this application on the grounds of overdevelopment of the site and being out-of-keeping with the streetscene and that the proposed buildings will be overbearing on neighbouring properties due to their height.
The Northern Planning Committee voted in favour of the plans by eight votes to three (one member abstained from voting) on Wednesday, 12th July.