Plans for new restaurant or café on Water Lane

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Plans have been submitted to enable a new restaurant or cafe to open on Water Lane.

Manchester based Wheldone (Investments) Limited have applied to build a two storey extension at the front of Whitecroft House.

The ground floor of the building is currently used partly for retail and occupied by Co-op along with some offices, whilst all of the first floor is offices.

The scheme also includes the construction of service stairs, within the new rear extension, from ground floor to first floor, 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.

This 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

It is proposed that the restaurant/cafe will employ 5 full-time and two part-time members of staff and be open from 8am to midnight seven days a week.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 18/0985M. The last date for submitting comments is 6th April and a decision is expected by 8th May.

Planning Applications, Water Lane


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Simon Worthington
Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 5:00 pm
This is the site that Ronnie Stratton couldn't get permission on (despite several attempts) all those years ago when Wilmslow was a nice place to live. Then Pete popped in and said "sell it to me Ronnie, I won't have a problem with the planners". And he didn't, six months later permission granted. Good luck with another cafe.
Oliver Romain
Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 8:13 pm
The glass frontage could work well. Need to consider the effect of closing off the open space but I think it could work well.