Plans to convert vacant Grove Street bar


Plans have been submitted to convert a vacant bar into a retail/commercial unit with three apartments above.

The property at 16 Grove Street was previously occupied by The Old Dancer over the ground, first and second floor. The planning application proposes the change of use at ground floor along with the first and second floor to be changed to residential use with the creation of two 1 bedroom units to the first floor and a 2 bedroom unit to the second floor.

Access would be provided to all three flats from a new door inserted in the ground floor frontage adjacent to the new shop unit. As secondary access/fire escape will be located to the rear giving access to cycle parking and refuse/recycling areas at ground floor level.

The proposals include changing the existing front elevation from a timber and render façade with timber windows to a new aluminium framed shopfront with new glazing. At the upper levels a new render and black timber will be used.

The proposals do not include any extensions.

Plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council planning portal by searching for planning reference 23/4773M.



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

Roger Bagguley
Wednesday 3rd January 2024 at 4:33 pm
This is quite exciting. To bring Grove Street alive and owned, people need to be living in apartments above the shops and bars
Pete Wright
Friday 5th January 2024 at 7:34 am
Pity the Old Dancer shut down as it was a good alternative to the existing pubs (and often cheaper). Unfortunately the other 2 bars owned by the same parent company ("The Beer Parlours") in Macc and Congleton have also announced they're closing. Sad day for real ale fans

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