Hos­pi­tal plans backed

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DE­TAILS of a plan to build a new of­fice block at the hos­pi­tal have been ap­proved.

Cheshire East coun­cil­lors on the North­ern Plan­ning Com­mit­tee unan­i­mously ap­proved a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a two­s­torey of­fice build­ing for clin­i­cal and med­i­cal uses on land in the for­mer ‘Blue Zone’. The site was oc­cu­pied by the ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing build­ing which was re­cently de­mol­ished.

Out­line plans for the build­ing had al­ready been ap­proved, but the latest ‘re­served mat­ters’ ap­pli­ca­tion in­cluded de­tails on scale, ap­pear­ance and land­scap­ing.

Coun Martin Hardy said: “It will be a real as­set to the Blue Zone.”

The new of­fices form part of a ma­jor re­de­vel­op­ment pro­ject at the Blue Zone over re­cent years.

It is among plans for phase two of the re­de­vel­op­ment.

Phase two also in­cludes con­vert­ing the his­toric Hen­bury House and Inger­s­ley Build­ing into 36 apart­ments for doc­tors and nurses and the rest of the site will have 34 fam­ily homes, in­clud­ing af­ford­able houses.

Phase one in­cluded a residential build­ing in the for­mer clock tower, new hous­ing, a Mor­risons and care home.

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