Plans to replace a former care home with a block of apartments have been rejected by the Northern Planning Committee who went against the recommendation of the planning officer.
Mirasa Wilmslow, who own the 0.23Ha site set back off Adlington Road, sought planning permission to demolish a two storey detached building used as a care home known as Hillside and replace it with a building containing 11 apartments, 21 car parking spaces and 10 cycling spaces.
The Northern Planning Committee refused the application by 6 votes to 4.
Councillor Craig Browne said "The reasons for refusal were: overdevelopment of the site/over intensification of use; impact on the amenity (overbearing/overlooking nature of the proposed development) and impact on character of the area (visual appearance and parking)."
Wilmslow Town Council had previously objected to the scheme on the grounds of it being overbearing on neighbouring properties and out-of-keeping with properties in Wilmslow Park.
Amended plans were received during the application period - 22 objections were received prior to the amendments with a further 8 objections received following, with all of these commenters having already commented earlier.
However, the Planning Officer recommended the application for approval at the meeting on Wednesday, 11th March, saying "comments from the neighbours and town council are noted, however the site comprises previously developed land in a sustainable location, with access to a range of local services and facilities nearby and has good public transport links.
"It would add to the stock of housing and its construction and occupation would result in social and economic benefits, albeit relatively minor. The development would make effective use of a previously developed site.
"The proposal also raises no significant design, amenity or highway safety issues."
A previous application (reference 16/6225M) submitted in 2016 by Jones Homes for the demolition of the building and the construction of a new three storey building providing 14 apartments was refused in March 2018.