The private owners of the Tatton cinema and associated buildings have finally put forward a planning application for conversion of the currently derelict site.
The good news is that they intend to retain the art deco frontage. The rest of the application outlines the intended usage as follows:
- Demolition of existing buildings at the site – but keeping the art-deco frontage.
- A new mixed use building containing ground floor retail space, with all plant associated with the food retail unit to be located in a plant area to the rear at ground floor level, and deliveries via access doors on the eastern facing elevation. This will be a small supermarket, the proposed trading hours are 0800-2000hrs Monday-Saturday and 1000-1600hrs on Sundays;
- A total of 7 apartments on the first-third floors above the small supermarket, with a small private terrace to the rear of the building.
- A new 4 storey residential block to the rear of the site with a shared garden/amenity space to the rear backing onto the rear of buildings on Old Hall Road. This will be 26 two-bedroom apartments. They will be for retired people looking to downsize, but will not be a care home or sheltered accommodation.
- Residential car parking to the rear of the site behind the mixed use building and in front of the residential block;
- Some additional external works including the formation of 9 car parking spaces at the front of the mixed use building.
You can make your own minds up whether or not your in favour of this application and our local Lib Dem councillors would welcome feedback here.