The historic Greater Manchester pub that could be lost forever and become a supermarket

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The Dog and Partridge has been acquired by Sainsbury's after Co-op withdrew its plans for the site.

A historic former pub in Stockport could be demolished to make way for a new Sainsbury’s store.

The Dog And Partridge, on 84 Buxton Road, High Lane, has been acquired by the supermarket chain after the Co-op withdrew its own plans to redevelop the land.

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Planning permission for the demolition of the former pub building and development of the land is already in place, and plans include constructing a 28-space car park with an entrance on Buxton Road.

The Dog And Partridge on High Lane, Stockport The Dog And Partridge on High Lane, Stockport
The Dog And Partridge on High Lane, Stockport

The letter submitted as part of the application states: “Since the grant of planning permission, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd have acquired the site and now intend to develop it for their Sainsbury’s Local format.

“Whilst Sainsbury’s scheme is very similar to the approved development, there are some minor material changes needed to the car park and building to accommodate their requirements.”

The pub building has an entry on the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record but it is not a listed building. The history of the site as a public house is thought to stretch back to the early 19th century.

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The planning application will be reviewed by Stockport Council and a decision will be made on whether Sainsbury’s can move forward with the plan to redevelop the area. The determination deadline is Monday, November 20.

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