Plans to replace Chapel Lane shop with flats


Plans have been submitted to create 2 two-bedroom flats with a parking space each at 43 Chapel Lane.

The proposal is to convert a retail shop, workshop and accommodation with three bedrooms into apartments on the corner of Chapel Lane and Nursery Lane.

The end of terrace will be extended to the rear with a two storey extension replacing the workshop and the current front of shop parking will become a landscaped garden. Access to the flats and parking will be off Nursery Lane.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 18/2598M. The last date for submitting comments is 28th June and a decision is expected by 20th July.

Chapel Lane, Planning Applications


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

Peter Evans
Sunday 10th June 2018 at 10:31 am
This shop is so iconic, I don't think it has changed at all in all the time I have lived in Wilmslow (and that includes the items on display). Please don't change it!
Halton Cummings
Sunday 10th June 2018 at 4:39 pm
Wow I have had my eye on a pair of Slippers in the shop window for the last 10 years,better get a move on or I might miss them!
Sam Cummings
Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 11:21 am
Aw it's a shame! It would be great if we prioritised getting small businesses in, rather than *more* flats! I mean, I understand the desire to keep creating homes but I also like the idea of letting small businesses get off the ground in small communities.

Also @Halton - haha those slippers are A+. Best get them quick!
Guy Spilsbury
Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 5:39 pm
@Halton Cummings - Brilliant! You get my vote for the funniest comment on!
Wendy Falk
Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 3:55 pm
This shop hasn't changed one dot, inside or out, since I moved to Wilmslow over 20 years ago! Really lovely chap, really helpful, but understandably closing and selling up, now there's less call for replacement soles or those super slippers (!) and wellies, when a brand new pair of shoes is actually cheaper... Sad, but true.
Hopefully the designers will include original sash windows again - who one earth put those windows in!!! (Will they ever get rid of the smell of the glue too...)
David Cain
Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 7:28 pm
When I worked for Umbro, I would take the Adidas shoes that needed repairing to Harry in the late 60's and early 70s. He was a gentleman! I always had a cup of tea with him.
Now I live on Nursery Lane. No problem with this development as long as it doesn't add to the parking problem on Nursery Lane!
Dave Cash
Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 10:33 pm
I suspect this may be just a speculative planning application by the proprietor (& 3rd generation owner) contemplating retirement. He may want 1 flat for himself, funded by 2nd. The shop may be a loss, but we all should prepare for retirement. Can we criticize a long-standing local resident for doing so?
Geraldine McIntyre
Monday 18th June 2018 at 8:48 am
Thankyou David Cain for writing such a kind comment about the late Harry Young.
Were you lucky enough to enjoy one of Myra's home made cakes ?
Three generations had this property and Harry died there. Richard is the last of eight generations of shoe repairers, ( Harry being a master shoe maker)
I left Wilmslow ( well, that area is Fulshaw in reality, not Wilmslow as far as I know) over thirty years ago for a greener, gentler less frantic place when I realised the direction Wilmslow was going, perhaps I should have stayed and cashed in on the SK9 money bubble before it bursts, and burst it will ?
Many families lived in and around their own businesses once (an old fashioned concept now to some ! ) and 'things' have moved on, I believe that's called progress ?

Whatever it is now, I'm old enough to have learned that if a person can't say anything kind or nice (like yourself) that it is wise to say nothing, lest we draw attention to our own faults as perceived by others.

You're right about the traffic in that area, it's like wacky races sometimes, but when building is happening on every tiny postage stamp of land, the dreaded cars are bound to follow.

Thanks again David, you sound a decent, kind person, just the sort to have as a neighbour and more like Fulshaw and Wilmslow used to be.