Last month we reported that a pet shop with a pet washing and grooming facility is planning to open in the town centre.
We can now reveal that it is Pets At Home who are proposing to turn the former Blockbuster store on Alderley Road into a pet shop called Barkers.
The Handforth based company has submitted a planning application to install hardwood panelling to the shopfront, new light fittings and signage for their new brand.
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 14/0063M. The last date for submitting comments is 15th January and a decision is expected by 11th February.
As reported last month an application for confirmation that it would lawful to use part of the former Blockbuster store for the washing and grooming of pets has also been submitted.
The proposed pet grooming facility will account for approximately 18% of the floorspace and be ancillary to the retail store.
17-19 Alderley Road has been empty since Blockbusters closed in March this year.