Plan could see church converted into house
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