Proposals have been put forward to turn a former public house in a Moorlands town into four residential units. Both planning permission and Listed Building Consent is being sort after from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to turn the former Swan Inn at Town End in Cheadle into four varied sized residential units.
Proposals have been put forward to turn a former public house in a Moorlands town into four residential units.
Both planning permission and Listed Building Consent is being sort after from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to turn the former Swan Inn at Town End in Cheadle into four varied sized residential units.
Within the Planning and Heritage Statement which accompanies the planning application, a spokesman for the applicant said: “The public house has suffered a similar fate to many pubs across the country which have been impacted on by economic factors, which alongside the struggles that have come about from the Covid pandemic, have resulted in the closure of many public houses. The public house has been closed since mid 2020.
“The public house was then actively advertised for a number of months before it was bought by 8888 Capital Group in September 2020.
“The applicant then purchased the property at auction in early 2021 with the view of bringing an active use back to the site. The many months of marketing show that there is no interest in the site being occupied as a public house again and the most viable option is proving to be the conversion of the property to residential accommodation.
“Having met with an architect it became clear that the property can easily be converted to four residential units without requiring any significant external/internal alterations which could harm any of the original fabric.
“Permission is therefore sought for the conversion of the property to form four residential units each with private rear garden space. The units will comprise of the following: one three-bedroom unit arranged over two storeys, two two-bedroom units arranged over two storeys, and one one-bedroom unit (mews).
“The proposals will ensure no alterations to external fabric of the original Historic Public House. Furthermore, the proposals will retain internal walls and all period features with the main building.
“However, the proposals would mean alterations to the outbuilding at the rear of the Public House. It should be noted that the outbuilding at the rear of the original Public House (proposed Mews) and the flat roof is a much later add-on circa 1980’s-1990’s.
“The alterations would involve infilling of part of the Mews wall and the removal of the corridor and the flat roof (between the mews and the main building) which are required to separate the mews from the main building. Rooflights are to be added to the roof of the mews.
“There are minimal internal works proposed mainly confined to the erection of stud partition walls and a staircase to allow access to the upstairs from the east portion of the building.”
People can currently view the full application and also comment on the proposals by going online to the SMDC website.
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