2020

Good news! Permission granted – November 13th 2020

The project can now go ahead as planning approval for the amendments has been granted.

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Admittance beyond the barrier/fence is by special arrangement only.

If you have any questions please use the contact email.

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Final steels installed – September 2020

The demolition of the walls is complete. Now the final structural steels are in place the concrete floor can be poured and the new walls can be constructed.

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Planning update – amended plans were sent to Cheshire East but were refused as the changes were too significant to be considered as a minor amendment. However revised plans have now been submitted – more information on the ‘future plans‘ page.

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Footings in place – early August 2020

Rebuilding works – July 2020

Pouring the concrete into the footings

Starting the reconstruction – June 25th 2020

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Completing the demolition of the rear wall – June 4th 2020

Attacking the rear of the building in preparation for the new extension and floor – May 2020

The back wall has been demolished so that the footings for the new extension can be built and the new downstairs floor installed.

Update on internal renovations – April 2020

During early renovation work serious failings in the building structures were exposed. A new steel beam structure has been designed and fitted. We now have a building that is not liable to fall down!

Renovations have been continuing as much as possible under the Coronavirus restrictions. Here are some pictures (plenty more in the ‘photos‘ section.

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A message of support from the Strawbridge family (of ‘Escape to the Chateau’ fame).

Ann Jones (one of our shareholders) has been in touch with Dick and Angel Strawbridge and told them about our project. Here is their reply :-

“Wow, sounds like your village is having a pretty big adventure…how exciting….difficult times at the moment, we are sure…but this will pass and then hopefully you can carry on with your plans!

“Hope you are doing ok in these crazy times?  We are making the most of the spring sunshine, spending time in the garden with the kids and the new puppy, Petale…..

“Keep in touch and let us know how everything is going….and stay safe!

“Love

“Angel, Dick, Arthur and Dorothy Xx”

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Planning update (March 19th)

The application by Memory Lane Classics for outline planning permission on the site adjacent to the pub (19/2099N) has been approved. The Notice of Decision can be seen on the planning department site.

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Tony has taken part in a ‘phone interview with Radio Stoke on ‘The Takeaway’ programme. You can hear a recording of the conversation with Michelle Daniels here (copyright BBC Radio Stoke).

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Lots of work inside the building last week (Feb.24th – 28th)

More pictures can be found on the photos page

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Saturday Feb. 22nd – Thanks to all the volunteers who cleaned and stacked the bricks ready for reuse

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The new ‘steels’ have arrived – February 19th 2020

Springing into action -February 17th 2020

Nothing to do with the recent storms! The central chimney has been removed to permit leveling of the ground floor and other internal changes.

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February 2020 – spreading the word

A flyer has been published and over 500 copies have been distributed in Hankelow and the surrounding parishes. The flyer can be downloaded here.

The Nantwich News have published an article about our venture. Interested parties are encouraged to contact us via this site. To view the article click here

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