Meet­ing on Bay Leaf pro­pos­als

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A MEET­ING will take place for res­i­dents to air views on a con­tro­ver­sial plan to knock down a well-loved build­ing for a new mini su­per­mar­ket and res­tau­rant.

The own­ers of the Bay Leaf Lounge, on Welling­ton Road, want to de­mol­ish the cur­rent build­ing – the for­mer Wag­gon and Horses pub – and re­place it with a new pur­pose built venue. The new build­ing would house a Sains­bury’s Lo­cal on the ground floor, with the res­tau­rant tak­ing up the first floor.

The plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion has been ‘called in’, mean­ing the de­ci­sion will no longer be made by plan­ning of­fi­cers at Cheshire East but will go be­fore the North­ern Plan­ning Com­mit­tee.

Res­i­dents have ob­jected for rea­sons in­clud­ing traf­fic, safety and car park­ing and some say they don’t want another su­per­mar­ket. There is also con­cern that the land­mark build­ing will be de­mol­ished. Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil will host a public meet­ing on the plan to give res­i­dents the chance to air their views.

Town clerk David Nay­lor said: “It will en­able mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to dis­cuss this mat­ter with Town Coun­cil mem­bers in a public fo­rum. We will also be feed­ing back in­for­ma­tion from our dis­cus­sions with Cheshire East.

“We hope to be able to pro­vide a date at the public meet­ing as to when the North­ern Area Com­mit­tee will meet to de­ter­mine the ap­pli­ca­tion.”

The meet­ing is on Mon­day, Septem­ber 21, 7.45pm at Bolling­ton Cross School.

The next day the Town Coun­cil will meet at 7pm at Bolling­ton Town Hall to draw up its rec­om­men­da­tion on the ap­pli­ca­tion to Cheshire East plan­ners.

Space at this meet­ing is lim­ited to about 40 mem­bers of the public.

The dead­line for com­ment on the plan has been ex­tended to Septem­ber 22, giv­ing peo­ple more chance to lodge their com­ments.

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●● Plans have been put for­ward to de­mol­ish the Bay Leaf Lounge on Welling­ton Road

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