Klondyke Garden Centres wins green belt planning permission

Klondyke Garden Centres has won planning permission from East Cheshire Council for an extension to its Wilmslow store in the green belt through Malcolm Scott Consultants.

The planned works will include the demolition of existing canopies and storage containers; the erection of open-sided canopies to create a new planteria; an extension to, and complete refurbishment of, the coffee shop and the inclusion of an educational facility for school groups. The educational facility will allow further progression of the Gardens for Schools programme.

Adjacent to this will be a garden area that allows children to grow their own plants and vegetables together with practice garden designs.

The site also encompasses 1.12ha of woodland that will have improved public access by upgraded pathways, creation of a picnic site, creation of wildlife habitats by way of a new pond and badger setts and the provision of bird and bat roosting boxes.

Klondyke Garden Centres' annual supplier of the year award at Glee went to Garden Retail award sponsor William Sinclair Horticulture and Farplants. The awards are voted for by the group's 24 garden centres and reward excellence in supply, ordering, centre support, merchandising and customer service.


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