The eyesore in the centre of the village looks as if it to get some attention at last. The old village ‘lockup’ has sat neglected for some years. The 2011 application was refused.  A further revision was made and submitted in 2013 but refused by Cheshire East.

In January 2017 the owner was contacted by Craig Wilshaw, the LA s Enforcement Officer, and following discussions they advised the applicant to re-submit the application with the basement aspect removed and the replacement outrigger purposefully set with a lower eaves level to provide a simple cottage proportionate to the site.

(Design Access Statement )

The new proposal is welcome in as much as everybody would like the present situation improved. Of course, the details of the application is causing concern among some neighbours as the extension at the rear looks pretty large. This caused previous applications to fail. A suitable compromise should be possible.

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Peter Gorman ()

Now retired from teaching. Involved in supporting the Village Day Committee, Village websites and Secretary of the Bunbury Action Group.