Plans have been approved to enable another new restaurant or cafe to open on Water Lane.
Manchester based Wheldone (Investments) Limited have been granted planning permission to build a two storey extension at the front of Whitecroft House.
The ground floor of the building is currently used partly for retail, occupied by Co-op, along with some offices, whilst all of the first floor is offices.
The scheme also includes a rear extension to house the service stairs and the change of use of a section of the existing first floor from office space to restaurant/cafe (A3) use.
The proposed new extension will accommodate a restaurant/café entrance, seating on the ground floor, stairs and a lift for disable access in addition to toilet facilities, a kitchen and store room at the rear of the first floor.
Nine letters of objection were received by Cheshire East Council, including one from Sky UK who occupy the first floor. The main concerns raised include: parking issues; odour and noise; being overlooked, overdevelopment and over concentration of restaurants.
The proposal does not include any change to the vehicular access to the site, with an additional pedestrian access proposed at the front of the new two storey extension off Water Lane. The scheme would result in the loss of three car parking spaces
The planning officer's report stated "As the proposal is in accordance with both local and national planning policy, it is recommended that planning permission is granted."
The new venue will employ 5 full-time and two part-time members of staff and be open from 8am to midnight seven days a week.