Housing plan for former steel site
A FORMER steel merchants which ran for 200 years could be demolished for new housing.
William Kenyon Ltd on Great King Street closed its doors in December after owners Barry and Eileen Kenyon decided to retire.
Now Cheshire East Council is considering plans by South Park Development Ltd to demolish the building, which is part of a site on the corner of Great King Street, Catherine Street and Pierce Street.
In its place the firm is proposing to build three two-bed terraced homes on Great King Street; four three-bedroom terraced houses on Catherine Street and three terraced two-bedroom houses on Pierce Street.
Other buildings included in the proposed redevelopment include a corner shop and a two storey building which will both be retained and converted into homes.
In his design statement, planning agent Andrew Pyatt said: “The former steel stockholders and building merchants is derelict and this proposal for redevelopment to residential dwellings is designed for families. The local economy will be strengthened through the increased use of local facilities.”
The scheme has the thumbs up from Keith Smith, from Macclesfield Civic Society. He said: “It would provide small housing units close to the town centre thereby adding to the diversity of the area. The character and design appears appropriate and reflects the established vernacular. The elevations respect local building traditions, particularly the second floor on the west elevation.
“The external amenity space is small but reflects local character. It would not be appropriate to attempt parking provision on site.”
●● The William Kenyon Ltd building on Great King Street which is now proposed for demolition to create new housing. Inset: one of the plans for the site
●● All Hallows students during one of the team building exercises