Objections raised to plans for basement bar


Plans to create a bar in a vacant basement on Heyes Lane have been submitted to Cheshire East Council.

The proposal is to change the use of the basement at Bridge House, 2 Heyes Lane from office B1 to A4 licensed premises and carry out internal refurbishments.

The application site has a hair salon occupying the ground floor and a beauty salon on the upper floors. The basement is presently used as storage for the salon but has previously been a self contained office with toilet and kitchen facilities, a separate access and car parking.

The basement has a floor area of 57m2 and the plan is create a licensed bar area with a small servery, table service and occupancy limited to 60 people. Access will be via the existing steps at the rear of the property.

External works are likely be limited to signage, which will be subject to a future planning application.

The Parish Council recommended refusal of the application on the grounds of insufficient information being supplied about the hours of business, the nature of the business activity and whether they propose to serve food.

Additionally the Parish Council consider the location to be inappropriate and pointed out that "the application doesn't reflect the fact residents also live on Tyler Mews and Trafford Road which hasn't been accounted for in the application".

The owner of a neighbouring property has also objected to the proposal, which she describes as "vague", raising concerns about the noise implications for neighbouring properties, parking, deliveries and the lack of a smoking area and space for bins.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 15/2338M.

Heyes Lane, Planning Applications


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

Fenton Simpson
Thursday 10th September 2015 at 8:52 pm
The village does not need any further bars or cafes I think we are saturation point.

I think it's odd that anyone would think that this location would make a suitable venue.
Alison Warren
Tuesday 15th September 2015 at 5:26 pm
Due to some of clients messaging me today this application has nothing to do with Alison warren hair design
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Angela Jackson
Tuesday 15th September 2015 at 7:39 pm
Does anyone know whether you cans till lodge an objection - I was never notified of the planning application as occupier at No 4 Trafford Road?
Stuart Redgard
Tuesday 15th September 2015 at 11:22 pm
@Angela Jackson

The formal end date for comments has now passed ( 21 July) but in my experience the case officer will still take comments until they have written theirs report. I suggest you on contact the case officer to ask if they will still take comments from you. The case officers name is Ben Greenwood who can be contacted on 0300123 5014, and the application number is 15/2338M