Change of use plans to allow for new restaurant


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.

Planning Applications


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

David Carey
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 3:18 pm
Just what we wanted in Alderley another restaurant, is someone having a laugh? I keep reading reams of pages from people about parking getting worse in the village and so we have another restaurant which clogs up parking spaces, it goes on and on.... Oh and that many jobs generated for one small restaurant I somehow think that may be a slight exaggeration. Hope the staff get free parking.
Malcolm Elliott
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 3:50 pm
It would have been a much more sensible use for the shop next door called HILL
Terry Bowes
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 4:34 pm
25 jobs created,excellent news if said employees are walking to work,otherwise more mayhem and that's before a customer drives in!!
Tam Byrne
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 4:53 pm
You can't have enough good restaurants..... let's hope it's something different and adds to the choice.

Am I the only person who always finds a car parking space every day in the village on the high street! Cheer up folks
Muhammad Rafique
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 6:30 pm
Tam, we had something different (Tom Foolery) which it appears did add to the choice, somewhere not to go! I do wish the owners well, though.
Tam Byrne
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 6:46 pm
You notice I said good not rubbish! One rubbish one is too many. [email protected] was a noble attempt at a very popular childhood theme but without good food and good service it was always doomed. I'll miss the bathtub.
Martin Dixon
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 8:35 pm

I am glad you can find a daily parking space on London Road. I might just wonder why you would feel the need to drive into the village when you live just over the railway line on Chorley Hall Lane? Surely that is within walking distance of your house?
Helen Gaughan
Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 11:07 pm
Good evening !! Forgive my ignorance but I thought that no further A3 change of usage was going to be allowed ?? Was that not the reason plans for a Pizza Express was always turned down ?? And Tam so glad you find a place to park on London Road everyday ..... From my shop window I witness atrocious and inconsiderate parking everyday ( but let's save that for another thread ! ) . The other retail unit which will become available when our new surgery opens is the chemists .......
Tam Byrne
Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 11:45 am
Because there is always a spot.
DELETED ACCOUNT False Name (Louise Gray)
Thursday 28th January 2016 at 8:04 am
Oh dear Tam don't drive such a short distance everyday. Walk and you will be doing your village a favour as well as yourself :) You wrote an amazing letter a couple of weeks ago, but we can all help the atrocious parking issues in the village if we walk a short distance......
Tam Byrne
Thursday 28th January 2016 at 5:45 pm
It's ok Louise I couldn't resist winding him up. I work from home so I'm always out to meetings in the car and often stop on way out to grab a coffee or have a meeting before hitting the road. It's extremely rare just to drive in for the sake of a return journey into the village. But I will stand by what I said, apart from on this site I wasn't aware there was a parking problem as I never/rarely struggle. I've been a resident for about 3 years now so I'm not an old hand at it nor have I seen any changes yet as I haven't been here long enough. Coming from Wimbledon Village to here (similar lovely villages on the edge of a city) I love the parking up here!
DELETED ACCOUNT False Name (Louise Gray)
Thursday 28th January 2016 at 7:48 pm
Yes it does beat Wimbledon village for parking any day Tam :)
Helen Gaughan
Thursday 28th January 2016 at 11:09 pm
Ok .... So if it is to be another eaterie what would people like ??