Council to consider retail park plans
PLANS for a £13m retail park on the former Barracks Mill site have been submitted to Cheshire East Council.
The proposals for the six-acre site off Black Lane include four ‘bulky goods’ units with mezzanine levels ranging from 585 sqm to 3,252 sqm.
There could also be a fast food outlet such as KFC and coffee ‘pod’ potentially run by Costa coffee.
Access to the site will be from a new junction off the Silk Road and there will be a 300-space car park.
Developer Cedar Invest submitted an outline planning application with a full detailed application to be submitted later.
John Whateley of Cedar Invest said: “We believe that our plans will breathe life into the area, creating new jobs, unlocking investment and complementing the retail offer of Macclesfield town centre. Our team has worked hard to consider all points raised by local residents and these have been addressed as part of the submitted application.”
The scheme faces stiff opposition amid concerns that it would impact on town centre regeneration.
But Cedar Invest insist bulky goods stores would complement shops in the town centre.