Grocery store plans for ‘awful’ former Ellesmere Port pub site
Plans are underway to turn a former ‘awful’ Ellesmere Port pub site into a convenience store. The former Marquis pub in Great Sutton sat empty for several years.
Cheshire Live reported in February that pressure was mounting from local politicians for the building to be demolished by the site owners. Planning permission had been granted in 2018 for the site to become supportive housing, but work never started.
Now ward councilors Christine Warner and Peter Wheeler have revealed the building will soon be demolished after new owners bought the site. They also confirmed that a development application would be submitted soon for the creation of a Co-op store.
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In an update released to residents on the Ledsham & Manor Ward Labor Facebook page, the pair posted: “Good news finally. Your local elected officials have contacted the new owners, who bought the land at the end of May.
“They have already tightened security on the site and have applied to the town hall to demolish the building in September. This will be excellent news for local residents who have endured this horror for years!
“The new owners are the Central England Co-operative Ltd. and they intend to submit a planning application for a co-operative food store. More details will follow when available.”
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