Plans submitted for 60 bed care home on Manchester Road

Plans have been submitted for a 60 bedroom care home at a site on Manchester Road which is currently occupied by a two detached properties.

Care UK is seeking planning permission for the demolition of the two detached homes with detached garages at 107 to 109 Manchester Road and the replacement with a care home containing 60 ensuite bedrooms.

On the ground floor facilities will include a hairdressers, café and a cinema along with lounges, dining rooms and flexible day rooms on all floors. A staff lounge and changing facilities will be incorporated within the back of house area.

The access to the site will remain off Manchester Road however, it will be relocated to allow the entrance to be made wider and a car park will provide 33 spaces, up from the 25 vehicle parking spaces proposed at the public exhibition held in February, including 2 disabled parking spaces, 1 delivery and 1 ambulance bay plus 10 cycle parking facilities.

The new plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council planning portal by searching for planning reference 20/1560M.

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Alan Brough
Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 9:13 am
It's like Deja-vu all over again!
Charlie Cook
Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 2:02 pm
2(?) disabled spaces
Lynne Prescott
Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 5:26 pm
In wonder if their lovely visuals of what it will look like are equally as deceitful - with 60 ensuite bathrooms pus common spaces I bet its actually a three story building , but that's Ok its totally set back from the road and is 'hiding' behind two house shaped entrances, so you'll hardly notice it. and I expect the number of parking spaces still don't meet the Council's own rules for adequate parking... and I expect that even with all that, the planning officer still thinks its fine to approve!
Pete Taylor
Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 6:09 pm
Reportedly the Local Councillor has asked that this application be deferred until the current situation returns to normal; the applicant has ignored this request.
Roger Bagguley
Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 6:59 pm
Pete: Whatever, the local councillor is calling this application in and the applicant can look forward to very well organised opposition from a well informed public. The application falls short on a number of CEC policies which include saved policies from the Macclesfield Local Plan, draft SADPD policies and, very importantly, policies of the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan (WNP).

It is difficult to understand where the data is to substantiate the need for another care home in Wilmslow given all
but one just surveyed have empty beds.
It is patently clear the shortage referred to in the application is for affordable rooms given most of our local care homes exist for profit and are not operating as "Not for profit" organisations.
Jean Berman
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 3:36 pm
Can’t believe this
Joanne Anderson
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 4:53 pm
When you view the plans online this development looks ok from the front apart from what the road visual will become. Because of the removal of the trees it will be a huge car park and bin storage area. The lovely tree line green space of Manchester road will be altered. However, I can’t really believe the depth of this development, the plan to build over nearly all the green natural space in the rear garden. I am sure there must be more suitable sites with nicer aspects for the residents to be living in.
Simon Rodrigues
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 5:34 pm
What a load of rubbish really dont agree with it, cant believe the flats were approved looks awful council are really selling out the area. All the new homes being created locally we dont need anymore
Peter Davenport
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 9:01 pm
What surprises me, there is an empty care home near Handforth Station, having been emptied by Cheshire East abot 10 years ago, doing nothing. Also, I n the area of Macclesfield and Wilmslow Cheshire East have shut down at least 3 respite or care homes during the last 10 years, so why cannot the Handforth one be bought by whoever, and revamped ?
Peter Davenport
Geoff Ferguson
Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 11:55 am
No comments yet from our champions of care homes, Adeeba Minhas and Jon Williams, wonder why that is ?
Joanne Anderson
Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 8:24 pm
I agree Simon Rodrigues. Manchester road was such a pretty unique and luscious road and is slowly being spoilt. The apartment block is hideous and again over developed and the worlds slowest build, 16 months on and it is only at first floor level brickwork, it will probably be complete by 2025 maybe
Paul Maddock
Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 5:14 pm
Many may view my argument against this development as rather cynical in the light of current events, but with govt figures showing 60% of care homes have had outbreaks of coronavirus in CE, together with ONS figures showing 85-90% of all deaths from covid 19 being in the 65+ age bracket, a lot of space is being created in our so called 'overfull' Elderly care homes. There can no longer be any argument from developers that more care home provision is needed in Cheshire East - or in many other parts of the country anymore.
One more 'pro' argument shot out from under the feet of developers demand is no longer there. Not to mention my previous arguments around site density in a low density residential zone, and lack of provision for transport of staff in 3 shifts a day 24/7/52.
Bad development, too dense a site usage, no transport infrastructure for staffing, no demand. If this is passed and allowed it will make a mockery of the entire planning process - and I am someone who has previously worked in a London Borough Planning department.

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