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Co-op wants to create an enhanced parking offer. Credit: via planning documents

Co-op plans to rebuild Great Moor store

Two buildings on Buxton Road, including an existing Co-op food store, could be knocked down so the retailer can build a marginally larger shop and incorporate a bigger car park.

Co-op has lodged plans with Stockport Council to build a 4,300 sq ft shop at 353 – 365 Buxton Road in Great Moor – with 2,600 sq ft of sales space – by demolishing its current store and the adjacent Yu & Me hardware store.

The redeveloped site would include an improved parking area with 13 spaces, including EV charging and disabled spots.

Overall, the scheme would result in a net loss of retail space of 5,600 sq ft across the site.

Stantec is advising Co-op on planning and AEW Architects is leading on design.

To learn more, search for reference number DC/091641 on Stockport Council’s planning portal.

Plans for a similar scheme were approved previously. However, the proposals were not implemented within the statutory timescales set out in the permission.

Co-op was also planning to build a food store further up Buxton Road in High Lane. Plans to redevelop the former Dog and Partridge pub were lodged in 2022.

However, this project has since been taken over by Sainsbury’s.

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While the current buildings might not be of significant historic/architectural value, they’re far more aesthetically pleasing than this proposal. If they are going to be demolished then at least try

By not even my area

Nothing about the Yu and Me store, what’s happening to that..?

By David Moores

Great architecture…

By Bob

Stirling Prize contender…

By Roger Moore

The Yu & Me is one of those genuinely useful local stores that sells just about every kind of household thing. It’s been there for years and contributes a fair bit more to the local community than a slightly bigger Co-op would, particularly one this nondescript.

By 192

Yu & Me is a great store, with an impressive range of stock, enabling the community to shop locally. I would be sorry to see it go.

By Anonymous

Do we really need a larger Co-op? It’s just a local shop for essentials, that serves it’s purpose well. As for the loss of Yu and Me, that would be tragic!! . Brilliant DIY store. Would be terrible to lose it.

By Tony.

Another opportunity to put residential above retail in a highly sustainable location being missed.

By the light of the moon

I’ve noticed the artist renders appear to show the addition of cherry tree lane blocked off where it meets the A6

By Anonymous

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