A planning application has been submitted to change the use of the ground and basement floors of a vacant retail unit in the village centre to create a small restaurant.
The owners of 55 London Road, which was previously occupied by a charity shop and a travel agent, have applied for a change of use from A1 (shops) to A3 (restaurants and cafes) and retain residential use on the first and second floors.
No external alterations will be undertaken to the property, with the interior being a simple fit out to create a kitchen and dining area.
The application states that the proposal would generate 15 full-time and 10 part-time jobs and the proposed opening hours would be 10am to midnight Monday to Saturday and 10am to 10.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Brooklyn Holdings were recently granted permission (ref 15/3355M) to build a three storey extension at the rear of 55 London Road to enable the upper two floors to be accessed separately from the ground and basement levels.
The three storey retail premises with basement and rear car parking area is currently available to rent for £40,000 per annum.
The planning application can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 16/0222M.
The last date for submitting comments is 18th February and a decision is expected by 14th March.