Royal Bank of Scotland in Nantwich - pic by Google Streetview

The former RBS bank in Nantwich town centre could be turned into apartments and shops, new plans show.

Cheshire East Council has received an application to develop the former RBS branch on Pillory Street.

Premier Living Homes Ltd want to turn it into four apartments as well as two ground floor retail units and an office.

The building has been empty since the RBS branch was closed back in summer 2018.

In a planning report to CEC, developers say: “At present the former bank premises represents a significant
gap in the retail frontage to Pillory Street and the proposals will restore the original shop uses which occupied the buildings in the form of two small retail units which will complement the other shops in this row.

“Immediately adjacent to the application premises on either side are Moody’s jewellers and Missy’s Boutique Salon.

“The principle of new retail uses in the town centre is welcomed in planning policy terms and the proposals will support the vibrancy and vitality of the town centre and enhance the Conservation Area.

“The external alterations proposed are of a good standard of design which will respect and enhance the Nantwich Conservation Area and will provide the town with two new small retail units within the town centre of a suitable size to attract independent retailers.

“The development also accords with the encouragement given by the council to living over the shop initiatives and will add four much needed modestly sized apartments to the town’s housing stock.

“The residential use of properties in the town centre adds to the local “spend” and aids the night time economy as well as providing some degree of passive surveillance which helps to reduce the fear of crime as well as discouraging anti-social behaviour.”

Public comments on the plans can be submitted to Cheshire East Council until February 26.

Planners are expected to decide on the proposals by March 16.

You can all details and reports on the plans on the CEC planning portal, here.

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