Craft ale, wine and cocktail bar could open in former barbers’ shop in Stockport

Plans for a change of use at the Cheadle site have been lodged with the council.
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A new wine bar could open up in a former Stockport barbers’ shop.

Plans for a change of use at what was Scissor Cut, in Cheadle, have been lodged with the council by applicant Glenda Schilling.

Proposals for the new venue, at Old Rectory Gardens, off Wilmslow Road, do not include any changes to the outside of the building other than a new shop front ‘creating a modern, contemporary aesthetic’.

However there would be some ‘cosmetic interior design works’ as part of a fit-out of the 83 sq m unit.

If approved the bar would open until 11pm every day of the week except Sunday – including bank holidays – although this would also be subject to a separate licensing application being passed.

There are no dedicated parking spaces for customers.

What do the planning papers say about the proposed bar?

Planning papers say the intention is to ‘create a family run high quality craft ale, wine and cocktail bar serving the local community’.

A document notes that the bar would be based just ‘a stone’s throw from Cheadle High Street where there are a select few restaurants that would also benefit from this new business venture and vice versa’.

“It is an exposed site which would attract local residents to the wine bar with its convenient location,” it adds.

Papers submitted by NADA Architects go on to explain that ‘the client has surveyed the area and assessed the number of existing drinking establishments in the area’.

“It was identified that with only few offerings in the Cheadle High Street area and this specific site would serve the Cheadle community well, particularly with it being a high quality family run wine bar and proximity to the residential areas within walking distance,” the document says.

The bar would be secured by the existing motorised shutters, while CCTV is to be installed in order ‘to manage any anti-social behaviour inside and out of the premises’.

“This will assist the local police for any crimes committed in and around the development site,” papers say.

The document urges the local authority to grant the change of use on the grounds it would ‘bring his vacant building back into occupation and minimise vandalism’, while also creating a ‘quality community facility’.

It also says the scheme would provide ‘a quality social venue for local residents to visit’.

A decision over whether or not to grant a change of use will be made by Stockport Council.

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