Decision on new furniture showroom deferred

A decision on plans to build a furniture shop in the Nether Alderley Green Belt have been deferred by the Northern Planning Committee.

Furnibarn are seeking to demolish the existing buildings at Iron Gate Farm on Chelford Road and construct a new building for a furniture shop including a showroom, store and associated car parking.

The site is located within the Green Belt and currently consists of a group of buildings that were formally in agricultural use.

Nether Alderley Parish Council objected to the plans on the grounds that the site was too small and tight for the proposed use by large vehicles, its entrance is too close to traffic lights and both the entrance and exit points are too tight for entrance and egress without the need for a large vehicle to encroach on the opposite highway.

A report prepared for the Northern Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday, 7th June, stated "The proposals are considered to be acceptable in Green Belt terms as the site is a previously developed site and the building is replacing one in the same us in which it is currently used. The design of the building is acceptable and will not have an unacceptable impact on the openness of the Green Belt.

"Access issues have been resolved in the course of the application and subject to a condition requiring the implementation of these improvements the proposal is acceptable in highway terms."

However, members of the committee decided to defer the application to a later meeting.

Councillor Craig Browne, who sits on the Northern Planning Committee as Vice Chair, said "The application was deferred by unanimous vote owing to confusion and contradictory information being provided by the applicant, relating to access and egress both from Chelford Road and Congleton Road."

Nether Alderley, Northern Planning Committee, Planning Applications