Have you seen the great photos of the Marple Warehouse Regeneration Scheme?
Before you rush to buy your shares in The Warehouse look again. Look at the planning application (DC/074338- HERE)
The Warehouse is crowded by cars and bins, and lots of them, and a toilet block and yet more bins for boaters - not much left for poor New Horizons - Why! Because 7 houses will be crammed onto the wharf site.
Permission to build has been refused once so surely it’ll be refused again - you would think -but the Canal & River Trust (CRT) are determined to ruin the wharf and a deal has been done.
The question is “is it right to accept 7 houses and huge traffic and parking problems for a scheme that, frankly, is an abomination of The Warehouse and surrounding Marple heritage”. Is that a satisfactory trade off?
Only MARPLE PEOPLE can change this - if you love The Warehouse but loath the houses (and all that comes with them) then act now - Marple can do better than this.
The CRT planning application for houses was rejected by our Councillors last year. Why should they change their minds now? If the latest application is rightly rejected, it would actually significantly reduce the worth of the Wharf to CRT and allow it to be developed for the benefit of the people of Marple and visitors!
The bit you've not been told about.
Did you know SMBC have over 40+ documents on the planning portal. That's a lot of planning docs just for one building, thats because its not just ONE building.
HAVE YOU BEEN DUPED ???
The Description of the application on the SMBC website states...
" Redevelopment of Marple Yard comprising the change of use and conversion of the former canal warehouse for a mix of uses including cafe (Use Class A3) with shared space for heritage and visitor display/information, community meetings (Use Class D1) and ancillary gift shop on the ground floor, and wellbeing and fitness room for floor-based activities (Use Class D2) on the first floor, demolition of outbuildings and structures; erection of 7no. dwelling houses (Use Class C3) and a storage building incorporating a waterway service station, together with associated landscaping, parking and alterations to access road."
The following drawing shows what the Wharf will be like if it is given the go-ahead.
- think The Warehouse conversion is a good idea
- agree with 7 new houses right next to the warehouse
- consider this might have a negative effect on the success of the Warehouse plans
- consider the complete lack of any parking spaces could easily put people off using The Warehouse facilities (CIC says that people will have to park in Chadwick Street car park)
- believe that New Horizons should have its own yard and not just a drop-off point;
- feel that New Horizons should have its own mooring, not shared with boaters
- accept the risk of reducing response times to any emergencies.