Plans have been submitted to turn a vacant pub on the outskirts of Alderley Edge into offices.
Regent Level Limited are applying to change the use of the the former Stags Head Hotel on Mill Lane in Great Warford, which closed in 2014, to A2 (financial and professional services).
The public house was purchased by Ribble Valley Inns in 2014 with plans to develop additional hotel rooms in order to improve the overall viability of the business.
Ribble Valley Inns, which is part of the Northcote Group of Companies and includes the Michelin Star restaurant Northcote near Blackburn, was co-founded by Head Chef Nigel Haworth.
Their plans to alter the pub, convert and extend the adjacent barn to form a new restaurant, with approximately 90 covers and four hotel rooms, and erect an annex building to create an additional 10 hotel bedrooms, were not progressed following the granting of planning permission in November 2016 and the property has subsequently remained vacant.
It has now been acquired by Regent Level Limited who intend to turn the premises, which are located within the Green Belt, into offices for their 18 members of staff.
The works will comprise of internal alterations along with some minor exterior changes including window openings and entrances. Additionally a replacement single storey extension is to be constructed towards the rear of the building.
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 19/3994M.