We received confirmation this week that a full planning application was hand delivered on behalf of Dobbies to the planning office in Macclesfied last Friday. Unfortunately we haven't yet seen the revised application as it has still not been added to the planning portal, however like many local residents we did receive the latest marketing material from Dobbies in today's post.
According to the brochure "As a direct result of your views, we have re-viewed the proposals and made some significant changes." The first of which is that the building has been reduced in size by 30% with some significant design changes being made which include a reduction in the height of the eaves, the introduction of a curved roof and a reduction of the sales area to the rear of the site. Dobbies also state that the distance between the car park and neighbouring properties will be increased significantly and there will be further landscape screening.
Below is an artists impression of the revised proposal and below that is an artists impression of the original proposal for comparison.
Part of the brochure follows a question and answer format, apparently addressing the main concerns raised during the consultation process including how visible the building will be from the road, will it later become a Tesco store, concern that it will be the start of ribbon development and the issue of increased traffic.
If you did not receive a copy of the new Dobbies brochure this can be viewed in full on the Dobbies website.
Like many we are keen to see the revised application and we will be sure to inform you when this application is added to the planning portal.
Do you feel Dobbies have adequately answered the concerns of local residents? Please do share your views regarding the new brochure via the comment form below.