AMBITIOUS PLANS FOR NEW USES AT STOCK FARM TO BE SHARED WITH LOCAL PEOPLE

Public consultation to take place on Tuesday 17th January

Ambitious plans to find new uses for the redundant farm buildings at Stock Farm in Ashley as a bespoke wedding, conference and events venue have been announced by Cheshire-based property and planning consultancy, TEM Property (TEM).

The plans, which will be showcased at an onsite community consultation event on the 17th January, will see the current dilapidated, former agricultural buildings transformed to cater for a wide range of events. The proposals would revitalise the unused site, with the current buildings having attracted anti-social behaviour and fire damage in the past.

Stock Farm is one of a number of brownfield sites that TEM is proposing to repurpose across Cheshire, to help stimulate the rural economy and create jobs for local residents. In 2016, TEM Property, working on behalf of their client the Tatton Estate, have helped to create over 200 jobs on brownfield sites across east Cheshire. Previous projects include the high quality refurbishment of Knutsford Town Hall, as well as unique film and event location Ashley Hall Showgrounds and the Hayhurst Arms in Bostock Green. At present, over 1,000 people live and work on the Estate, helping to sustain employment and residential living within the region.

Carol Clarke, Head of Planning and Engagement at TEM Property said,

“Our exciting plans for Stock Farm would see currently unused buildings transformed into a desirable location for weddings, conferences and other bespoke events and we are eager to hear the views of local people ahead of submitting a planning application. These proposals would create new jobs for local people on a brownfield site, along with local supplier opportunities for the valuable rural economy and we are confident that Stock Farm will become a unique and popular event space. Detailed consideration is being given to a number of highway and soundproofing options and we welcome thoughts on these. We will be holding a drop-in consultation on Tuesday 17th January ahead of submitting a planning application, which we encourage local people to attend.”

A drop-in consultation event will be held at Stock Farm on Tuesday 17th January 2017 between 2pm and 7pm. The TEM Property team will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions on the proposals brought forward by residents and local businesses. A project webpage has also been established on this site for residents who cannot attend the event and can be found at http://temproperty.com/current-consultations/ (available from 17th January).