Plans for new police station approved


Cheshire Constabulary have been granted planning permission to build a new police station at their site.

The replacement two storey police station will be located on the site of the existing car park where there are currently 35 spaces - making a portion of the land available for the development of retirement apartments.

The new building will comprise of multipurpose spaces - including an interview room and a gym for the officers on the ground floor along with with 15 car parking spaces. Whilst on the first floor there will be a kitchen, rest rooms and open plan offices.

The Constabulary will maintain occupation of the existing police station and construct the new police station within the car park. Staff and officers will then move over to the new police station once completed.

McCarthy Stone have submitted an application to construct 55 retirement apartments on the rest of the site (ref 23/0657M). If they secure planning permission for their retirement apartments prior to the completion of the new police station, the Constabulary has agreed a nine-month window under which it can continue to occupy the existing station to give them sufficient time for the new station to be completed.

McCarthy & Stone, Wilmslow Police Station


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David Smith
Saturday 20th May 2023 at 7:10 am
This site is ideal for one of our much-needed multi-storey car parks. Perfect for traffic coming to Wilmslow from the M56 direction - not more apartments.
Wouldn't more interview rooms be a better idea than a gym [presumably with changing facilities too?]?
I mean - is a new police station a place where our police have facilities better to do their job or one where they can enjoy off-duty leisure facilities?
How about a swimming pool or bowling alley as well then?
Simon Worthington
Thursday 25th May 2023 at 6:59 am
Anyone seen any brown envelopes?
Elaine Kinghorn
Friday 26th May 2023 at 6:28 am
What a waste of money again. What's actually wrong with the current one that's never open. That's barely used as it is . There are plenty of gyms around wilmslow that they can use after work like everyone else. Wilmslow used to be a really good place to go for clothes , shoes , books gifts , electronics the list was endless in grove Street and water Lane etc. Now there's nothing left but caf├ęs and charity shops. Growing up I never felt the need to go anywhere else to shop , where now there's nothing to go into wilmslow for as everything good has disappeared.