Plans for new cafe and Patisserie

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Plans have been submitted to change the use of an empty retail unit to mixed use comprising of a retail shop and café.

Turquoise, a local company, are looking to build on the success of their venues in Cheadle and Bramhall, where they operate a Patisserie alongside a restaurant serving Turkish and Mediterranean food..

The scheme includes extending out onto the pavement at the front to create a private forecourt, a rear extension for the kitchen and the erection of extraction equipment to the rear of the building.

The building at 67 London Road is a three-storey property with the addition of a basement and is currently in the ownership of Cedric's Chemist.

It was previously occupied by Lilies Fusion Cafe and prior to that had been empty for over two years since Cedrics chemists relocated to the new medical centre.

The new business would employ 5 full-time and 10 part-time members of staff. The proposed opening hours are 8am to midnight 7 days a week and the applicant intends to apply for an alcohol licence.

Plans to extend the retail premises at 67 London Road and convert the above offices into apartments were refused by the Northern Planning Committee in March 2019.

That scheme involved erecting a three-storey extension to the rear of 65 and 67 London Road and amalgamate the ground floor retail space to create a c.2,000 sq.ft unit.

Additionally the scheme included reconfiguring and extending the floorspace on the first and second floors as well as changing the use from offices to residential to create five two-bedroom apartments.

Prior to this a planning application to enable 67 London Road to be changed into a restaurant was withdrawn in September 2017. At the time there was no specific restaurant use envisaged for the property but the change of use was applied for to enable the premises to be marketed as a potential restaurant.

The plans for a retail shop and cafe can be viewed on the Cheshire East Planning Portal by searching for planning reference 21/1706M.

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

Mark Russell
Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 5:05 pm
Fantastic news. Investment in the area and jobs as well.
Susan Parker
Friday 9th April 2021 at 9:41 pm
From the look of their Cheadle shop-front it is hardly going to change the Alderley streetscape for the better. It constantly amazes, and despairs, me how the parish and CE councils neglect Alderley.

They will mourn it when it's gone.

The dilapidated state of the pavements, roads, and street furniture should bring constant and intense shame on those with the power to improve them. Do they never travel and see what the standard is in other parts of the country, and indeed the world?

I'm not angry, I'm disappointed.

It is so sad to see what had been such a lovely Victorian village, with wealth, be allowed to deteriorate. It started with the wanton destruction of The Institute (but hey, we got the architectural jewels that are the library, Tesco's etc).

Some ten years ago the Parish Council engaged a respected consultant and looked at a project to significantly invigorate the village with 'gateways' to the village, wide green verges, more trees, parallel parking etc.. It was just ignored and forgotten by the current council. All so sad.

I weep for our village. One could write a white paper on Alderley Edge: "How to throw away a legacy".

Tony Haluradivth
Saturday 10th April 2021 at 2:09 pm
1 quite agree Susan. The end of the Village Institute WAS the beginning of the end. Also our pavements are in a parlous state. I take a strong hiking stick out with me in the village with a tough rubber ferrule....not because I need a stick yet but to help me navigate a shocking uneven pavement.