Plans to convert former stationery shop into 'authentic chicken cafe and restaurant'


Plans have been submitted to open a new cafe/restaurant in Wilmslow Town Centre.

Firat Altindag is applying to change the use of the retail unit at 10 Water Lane, which has been empty since Paperchase closed in August 2019, to enable him to open an "authentic chicken cafe and restaurant".

The application states "After the Covid-19 situation, he would like to provide healthy and fresh food for clients with cafe-restaurant-takeaway and collection".

The cafe/restaurant would occupy the ground and first floors of the vacant property and the proposed opening hours are 12pm until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm to 11pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Planning Portal by searching for reference 21/0227M.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Julian Barlow
Friday 22nd January 2021 at 4:40 pm
Anyone with the courage to start a new retail business in these conditions deserves our support. Good luck to them.
Mark Russell
Friday 22nd January 2021 at 6:48 pm
Well said Julian. I agree, takes guts at the best of times never mind these obscure ones.
Rick Andrews
Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 4:40 am
Great plan, but I hope the council considers the related issues of parking, if it is yet another disguised take a way operation with Deliveroo drivers queuing, and litter.
Simon Worthington
Monday 1st February 2021 at 12:35 pm
It would appear to be another done deal as work seems to have started a couple of weeks ago.
What is an "authentic chicken restaurant"??
With little daytime trade this will end up as a takeaway 30 meters from a busy set of traffic lights and on double yellow lines.
At least three new eateries announced. As around 30% of the population will be scared of covid for life and another bunch will be joining the long term unemployed where will all the business come from?
Mark Russell
Monday 1st February 2021 at 3:15 pm
Thank god we have people willing to take a gamble in life and try to start businesses that will provide employment. @simon, what knowledge do you have that this business owner has missed?