Letter from Nantwich update

June 2013

Pub and land become a home and apartments

HERE is another example of time moving on. The building on the right of the picture is the former Crewe Road pub, The Cheshire Cheese, and the houses in the distance, stand on what was the car park of the pub.

   The pub was closed for several years and at one time was all set to be an Indian restaurant. At the time, February 2009, I noted that it would be the sixth in town.

   The pub was on the market as a "Development Opportunity", and in an advertisement in The Nantwich Chronicle it was described as "benefiting from full planning permission" for conversion into a substantial four-bedroom family home, and nine new-build residential apartments with car parking in the former pub's car park.

   But at the time, Nantwich Town councillors opposed the restaurant idea, saying its neighbours would be subjected to noise and disturbance with an eatery opening later than a pub - which the councillors preferred the building to remain.

   The then Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council - who decided on planning applications, while Nantwich Town Council could only make comments - agreed the building could become an Indian restaurant. They didn't agree with the town council about the noise and disturbance.

  For the record, I have no objection to the development because it has made good use of a site that would otherwise probably have stayed empty. At least a piece of Nantwich history remains in place rather than there being a wholesale site clearance. And a three-storey apartment block would have been out of place on the street frontage.  The scale

 

 

seems correct where they are. I don't know what the residents in homes behind them think!       

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