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Major development scheme given green light in Nantwich

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 8:34am

By Simon Humphreys & Stephen Topping

A major development that will transform part of Nantwich has been given the go ahead.

Plans have been approved for a hotel, restaurants, shops and 31 apartments at the former gasworks site off Welsh Row.

The scheme will be delivered by Vison for Nantwich Limited – run by brothers Mark, John and Paul Schofield – who first revealed plans for the site in November 2015 and bought the land off Cheshire East Council in February 2017.

A car park of 100 spaces will be included in the development, with 80 spaces expected for the hotel and apartments, and 20 spaces set for the restaurants and shops.

Members of the committee welcomed the scheme, but some raised concerns about flood risk on the site following last month’s flooding in Nantwich.

But officers told the committee that the plans had been considered by the Environment Agency, United Utilities and Cheshire East Council’s own flooding team – and no objections were raised by the trio.

 

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