Hotel planned at Tabley petrol station site | Knutsford Times

Hotel planned at Tabley petrol station site

By on August 5, 2018

We Work is seeking approval to create the hotel at the former Tabley Mere BP petrol station in Chester Road, Tabley Superior.

The scheme envisages the demolition of the vacant buildings on site and would see the creation of two full-time and four part-time jobs.

“The appearance will be greatly improved from a dilapidated petrol station to a contemporary apartment hotel building which is in keeping in terms of massing with the neighbouring hotel,” said a report accompanying the planning application.

“The design and use of contemporary materials reflects the quality of the development and the type of clientele they wish to attract.

“The proposal would bring forth an improved landscaping scheme for 27 car parking spaces with feature planting areas.

“The property will be accessed by vehicles and pedestrians via the existing site entrances off Chester Road.

“There is currently a lack of hotel accommodation and nothing of this type locally.

“East Cheshire is only expanding in developments and wealth with Manchester Airport being a key example.

“Manchester Airport is only 10 miles from the proposed site, and according to their official site there are over 19,000 jobs on the airport site.

“This is only due to increase as Manchester Airport stated in February 2018 – ‘The UK’s third biggest airport saw its annual rolling total hit 27,790,196 in January, which represents like-for-like year-on-year growth of 7.45 per cent’.

“This shows an increasing need for nearby hotel accommodation.”

Planning approval is being sought from Cheshire East Council, and the deadline for comments is August 30.

Residents from the Old Vicarage, Moss Lane, Over Tabley, said: “Having bought our property a year ago we are unhappy at the proposed erection of a new apartment hotel.

“It seems there is no need in the area for additional hotels/accommodation with the Ibis and Mere hotels in close proximity.

The land surrounding (and including) our property is Green Belt. For a semi-rural area, it is congested enough as it is, often with cars parked along the road and directly opposite our property.

“We would be concerned that patrons of the Aparthotel would add to the existing problem. Another potential concern would be crowds/noise in the area.”

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