Wholesale nursery success prompts Pickmere Nurseries to submit retail area for housing

Emery Planning Partnership has submitted an application on behalf of Pickmere Nurseries in Cheshire for two houses.

Screengrab from website for Pickmere Nurseries
Screengrab from website for Pickmere Nurseries

The planning statement said: "The application is for the redevelopment of a previously developed site in the Green Belt. The site is currently in use as a garden centre with nursery, however the garden centre is expected to close in the near future. The nursery element of the business will remain; this is located on land to the south of the application site."

In a letter attached to the application to Cheshire East Council's planning department, owner Terence Hulley said he bought the garden centre in 1980: "In the intervening years the retail side of the cash and carry has remained static while the wholesale production nursery has shown significant growth. I now feel it is probably an appropriate time to close the garden centre."

Comments can be submitted on the application until July 6, with a target decision date of August 4.

 

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