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Cheshire Constabulary is planning to develop a replacement facility on a smaller portion of the site. Credit: via Becg

Wilmslow Police Station overhaul advances  

Retirement Living developer McCarthy Stone has acquired an interest in the Beech Lane site and is bringing forward plans to redevelop it into 55 apartments. 

Earlier this year, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire began searching for a developer to acquire part of the site, occupied by a vacant former police station. 

Cheshire Constabulary, which has outgrown the existing building, is planning to develop a replacement facility on a smaller portion of the site, freeing up McCarthy Stone’s option land for redevelopment. 

As well as demolishing the former police station and building 55 apartments, the developer’s plans for the Wilmslow site feature a range of communal facilities including a residents’ lounge, mobility scooter charging and storage room, guest suite and lift access to all floors. 

A consultation on the proposals is now live and will run until Monday. 

“Our plans provide a fantastic opportunity to deliver much-needed retirement living accommodation on a site allocated for housing,” said Ian Wilkins the divisional managing director for the North at McCarthy Stone. 

“The site is ideally located for residents to access local shops and services, with connectivity to public transport links across the wider region. 

He added: “Our developments have wider benefits for the local economy, with our residents typically using local shops and services. This new community will therefore provide a vital boost to businesses in Wilmslow, helping to support local retail jobs and keep shops open.” 

Following the consultation, the developer will lodge a planning application to Cheshire East Council. 

Planning Bureau is advising McCarthy Stone and the architect is Dixon Architecture.

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Last thing Wilmslow needs is another retirement home ! Already have enough empty ones

By Anonymous

Agree with Anon comment. Wilmslow doesn’t need more retirement homes. It needs to re-think the purpose for the land!

By Anonymous

A small multi storey car park would be a better use for this site.


The last thing that Wilmslow needs is more development / building! The community needs a police station and access to police officers ….not just a telephone at the entrance. The planning department does not take the objections of the community into consideration. The department approves more and more and more buildings that ruin the community, add to traffic connection…..but presumably yield more council taxes

By Anonymous

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