Stockport Express

Plans revealed for Co-op store on showroom site


A NEW Co-op could be built on the site of a former car showroom.

Plans for the vacant SVS Car Sales site, in Heald Green, have been submitted by developer Landmark Property Group.

The proposals would see a convenienc­e store occupying the ground floor of a three-storey building off Wilmslow Road. The two upper floors, meanwhile, are earmarked for eight two-bedroom apartments.

A planning document says the new ‘mixed-use’ scheme has been designed to ‘create a building that would enhance and preserve the character of the local area’.

It adds that the new Co-op is intended as a small local food store meeting the day-to-day needs of Heald Green residents as well as ‘a little pass-by trade’.

Opening hours would be between 6am and 11pm every day, including Sundays and bank holidays.

The developmen­t is to be served by a car park with 15 spaces for the shop, including two disabled bays and space for six bikes.

Eight car parking spaces would be allocated to residents - one per apartment. A planning document claims the developmen­t would also play a ‘social role’, helping to ‘support strong, vibrant and healthy communitie­s by enhancing choice of food shopping in the local area’.

All the new apartments will be available for market sale, with no affordable or social housing provision included. However, the developer argues that the proposals are in line with national and local planning policy ‘which promotes the developmen­t of brownfield land first, especially for the creation of homes to meet identified needs and contribute to housing land supply’.

Stockport is currently unable to demonstrat­e a five-year housing land supply.

A decision will be made by Stockport council in due course.

 ??  ?? ●●CGI of proposed Co-op in Heald Green
●●CGI of proposed Co-op in Heald Green

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