Plans to change the use of a retail premises at 26 Manchester Road to create offices have been refused.
Wilmslow based Mather & Co were seeking permission to convert the Kids Exchange shop, and storage area above, into offices and extend the building at the rear to create additional space to support the company's expansion.
The scheme includes demolition of the existing rear outrigger and replacement with a part three storey, part single storey rear extension with alterations to the roof space. Additionally changes to the front elevation would be made to replace the shopfront with a new entrance and windows.
The existing property is 131.9 sqm, across all floors, and the final building would have been 222.6sqm overall.
However, Cheshire East Council refused the plans on the grounds that the proposed extension would be a dominant, visually intrusive feature and would overwhelm the proportions of the existing building.
Additionally, it was considered that the proposal would fail to make a positive contribution to the area's character and identity, as a result of scale, form and external design features plus it would fail to be sympathetic to the local character.
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 20/3052M.