Plan could see church con­verted into house

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

A FOR­MER church could get a new life as some­one’s house.

Plans have been re­vealed to trans­form the for­mer White­ley Green Methodist Church in Adling­ton into a two bed­room home.

The church closed for wor­ship in 2004 and was sold two years later.

It was then con­verted into the Coun­try­side Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre.

In 2011 the build­ing was given a revamp with an new rear ex­ten­sion and re­mar­keted as a con­fer­ence cen­tre called Chapel Mead­ows.

Ac­cord­ing to plan­ning doc­u­ments schools from Cheshire, Manch­ester and Lon­don used the fa­cil­ity, but de­spite an ini­tial suc­cess the cen­tre faced com­pe­ti­tion in the area from es­tab­lished busi­nesses such as Shrigley Hall, Hollin Hall and Tyther­ing­ton Golf Club and strug­gled with the lim­ited car park­ing on the site.

It even­tu­ally failed to at­tract enough busi­ness to sus­tain it­self and it closed in 2015.

Now its owner Larry Broom­head has put for­ward plans which would see the stun­ning build­ing on Sugar Lane be­come a home.

Plan­ning of­fi­cers from Cheshire East Coun­cil are ex­pected to make their de­ci­sion in April.

The for­mer White­ley Green Methodist Church could be con­verted into a house

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