CHEADLE Hulme’s shopping centre is making a big push to attract different businesses into some of its empty premises.
An application has been submitted to Stockport Council planners for a change of use from not just A1 (retail) but to A2 (financial & professional services) , A3 (cafe & restaurant), A4 (drinking estabishment), A5 (hot food takeaway) or B1 (office & light industry)
The owner’s, Orbit Developments, has recently refurbished retail units, which are available to rent with secure access and flexible lease terms are offered, providing good value within a shopping centre environment.
Bramhall councillor John Pantall said he welcomed the move but said both Orbit and the public in Bramhall had a part to play in making sure the centre became a success.
He said: “It would have been nice if Orbit in the past had worked more collaboratively with the council to help promote the local shopping centre and equally the residents have to realize that it’s a case of use the centre of lose it
“The location of Asda has been a mixed blessing in that it has created a place for shoppers to go to but it has not as a result has not necessarily increased footfall to other shops in Cheadle Hulme.”
As the Stockport Mail went to press Orbit Developments was unavailable to comment.