CHESHIRE East Council has accepted plans for a new car wash and valet service despite questions from Middlewich Town Council regarding accessibility.

The application site relates to a vacant brownfield piece of land located within Holmes Chapel Road at the rear of Penmaen.

The officer’s report states: “The site is surrounded by Dutton Business Park (which includes a petrol station and a builder’s merchant store nearest the application site), a residential property to the northwest, industrial units to the west and a training facility to the south.

“The site can be accessed from an access way off Telford Way which is shared with the industrial units to the west.

“The site is bounded by the rear garden area of the Penmaen house to the north along Holmes Chapel Road.

“However, the proposed washing and valeting areas would be located reasonably far from said property and would be screened by the proposed office building to the north of the site.”

Middlewich Town Council were against the proposal, but the officer for Cheshire East recommended the plans be accepted.

The report states: “It is not considered that the development, subject to the conditions attached to the planning permission, would have significant detrimental impact upon the visual amenities of the area, or the living conditions of adjacent occupier.

“A representation letter was received from Middlewich Town Council raising an objection regarding access off A54.

“However, the site would be accessed from a shared access way off Telford Way which is a quiet non-residential cul-de-sac. In addition, the proposal includes a number of car spaces for the washing and valeting services within the site in addition to 5 parking spaces.”