Plans approved for houses on site of builders merchants

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Plans to demolish the existing buildings which form a builders merchants and construct residential dwellings have been approved.

The site is situated to the rear of 102 Chapel Lane and can be accessed off either Chapel Lane or Buckingham Road.

The outline proposal is to demolish the majority of the existing buildings, which form the builders merchants site which is still in operation and run from the site employing five members of staff. These will be replaced with two detached houses, changing the use of the land to residential.

The exact size and scale of each property would be subject to a reserved matters application. Pedestrian and vehicular access would be via Buckingham Road with off-street parking provided on a designated driveway for each property, for up to 3 vehicles.

Wilmslow Town Council recommended refusal of this application on the grounds of overdevelopment of the site in terms of the proposed scale and massing.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 22/4536M.



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

Richard Mason
Monday 8th January 2024 at 2:36 pm
Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with this, what I find incredible is that the original plans were submitted over a year ago, a site visit took place 11 months ago, revised plans (meeting the planning recommendations) were submitted 7 months ago and only now is the outcome delivered. Just goes to show how slow CEC planning is!
Martin Burlin
Wednesday 10th January 2024 at 2:46 pm
Nothing surprises me about planning departments. Not just in Cheshire East but everywhere. No wonder there is a housing shortage.

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