Plans to combine retail units to create single restaurant

Plans have been submitted to merge two trading units in the town centre to create a single restaurant.

The owners of Cibo on Green Lane have applied to combine 31 and 33 Grove Street into a single property and change the use from retail to restaurant/cafe.

At present 31 Grove Street is trading as Holland and Barrett, whose lease is due to expire within two years. 33 Grove Street is a vacant retail unit, most recently occupied by TUI travel agency. The ownership of each building has recently transferred and the new owners are looking to invest in remodelling the premises, combining them into a single property trading as a standalone restaurant/ cafe.

Both buildings adjoin the Cibo restaurant on Green Lane to the rear, and share a common corridor with the Cibo Restaurant. Thew new restaurant will be accessed by the public from Grove Street whilst servicing of the new premises will be from Green Lane via the common access corridor through Cibo restaurant.

It is intended that the new restaurant will trade independantly from Cibo with different operating hours to Cibo which will continue to be accessed from Green Lane.

There will be no alteration to the perceived massing of the buildings, though the courtyard to the rear of 33 Grove Street will be infilled to adjoin Cibo.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 20/4353M.

Grove Street, Planning Applications


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Mark Russell
Thursday 15th October 2020 at 2:03 pm
Good idea, nice to see a business trying something different. I just hope the council allow it.
John Gillespie
Friday 16th October 2020 at 7:19 pm
Looks great; lets hope its is a sign of things to come on Grove Street.