Plans for fusion cafe to open in village centre

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Signs have gone up announcing that a fusion cafe will be opening in the village centre shortly.

Lilies is preparing to open in the former Cedrics premises which has been empty since the chemists relocated to the new medical centre at the Festival Hall over two years ago. The unit is being advertised as being available to lease on a temporary basis.

Plans to extend the retail premises on London Road and convert the above offices into apartments were refused by the Northern Planning Committee today in March.

Members of the committee went against the Planning Officer's recommendation for approval and voted unanimously against CCM Industries' proposal to erect a three-storey extension to the rear of 65 and 67 London Road and amalgamate the ground floor retail space to create a c.2,000 sq.ft unit.

Additionally the scheme included reconfiguring and extending the floorspace on the first and second floors as well as changing the use from offices to residential to create five two-bedroom apartments.

Prior to this a planning application to enable 67 London Road to be changed into a restaurant was withdrawn in September 2017.

At the time there was no specific restaurant use envisaged for the property but the change of use was applied for to enable the premises to be marketed as a potential restaurant.

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Yvonne Bentley
Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 8:45 am
Has change of use been approved? Anything is better than the current ugly empty shop
Charlie Gaughan
Friday 10th May 2019 at 5:16 pm
Good luck Edd it’s a good village once the winge bags quieten
Tony Haluradivth
Friday 10th May 2019 at 10:43 pm
Well anything is better than the current eyesore and a Cafe sounds better than yet another bar (a new shop would be great but it must be an uphill battle for retailers these days.) Does this make me a whinge bag?
Helen Gaughan
Saturday 11th May 2019 at 12:10 pm
Tony I’m sure you’re most certainly not a whinge bag !!! More retail in the village would be great , yet I can’t envisage that any time soon . Retail is a tough environment presently , as has been widely reported of late . The current site in the state that it’s in is indeed an eyesore and lets London Road down . I sincerely hope that the premises which Travel by Design occupied aren’t left empty for too long . I for one would be extremely happy to see this vacant unit brought back to life , and would like to wish Ed all the very best of luck !!!
Charlie Gaughan
Saturday 11th May 2019 at 12:33 pm
Not in the slightest but don’t you think for any one opening a business in the village it can be intimidating from the hoops you have to jump through for the council to the parish council and while that has its good side it still can be intimidating to people usually berating an idea we should do our best to encourage them as some one who has had businesses in the vilage and invested a large chunk of money there and supported local events from the hockey club to Wilmslow rugby and others I closed the business through I’ll health
Claire MacLeod
Thursday 16th May 2019 at 11:10 am
Lovely flowers in the foreground of the picture. Good luck to the cafe. More than enough local healthy competition for them on London Road.

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