well-known trio of Nantwich businessmen, the
Schofield Brothers, are behind a plan to
give the soil-surfaced, pot-holed,
unofficial car park in St Anne's Lane a
facelift in a spectacular way.
Their plan - revealed at the November 9,
2015, meeting of Nantwich Town Council -
includes a three-storey 20-bedroom hotel,
apartments, coffee shops, business units and
a 100-space car park.
To see just how spectacular this would be
click on this link:
Vision for Nantwich Ltd,
and view the video. Be prepared to be
website content - one video and a brief
comment - asks for "Like" votes as a guide
to how popular the idea would be to
townspeople - and to help the three men to
decide whether to invest further money into
The great plan for the site is matched by a
great video, with just one possible quibble.
liked there to be either a commentary or
captions on the images.
But, it is
easy enough to see that a tree will be a
feature of the Welsh Row end of the entry to
the development - currently a fairly narrow
Wych (not Wyche, gentlemen!) House Bank.
plans - submitted to Cheshire East Council
in November 2016 - shows that the entrance
road would be wider with the demolition of
the Simply Thai restaurant.
The design of the hotel, a host of new
buildings, ornate street lights and - in the
drawings in the video - people enjoying
walking in the area, all add to a great
feeling about the site if the plan can be
I didn't see the 100 car parking spaces
which are said to be available in part to
the public - and which would help to fill a
gap in the car-parking provision in Nantwich
but I have no doubt they will be there when
the time comes.
This is how the River Weaver looks at the
moment as it flows past the site before
turning left towards the Welsh Row Bridge.