Plan for five luxury houses on site of community centre

Riddings Community Centre, Park Road

A storm is brewing over a bid to demolish the Victorian building in Timperley where Altrincham Movie Makers hold their meetings. Plans have been submitted for five luxury homes on the site of the Riddings Community Centre on Park Road.

Liberal Democrat councillors are now set to ‘call in’ the proposals, meaning a government planning inspector may scrutinise the plan at a public inquiry.

The applicant is PIC (Park Road) Ltd whose directors are Arman Chohan and David Strettle, based at Hale Road in Altrincham. So far there have been 10 objections to the plan from residents of neighbouring properties.

Members of Altrincham Movie Makers suggested:

If we want to keep our clubhouse, we need to contact the local councillors against the knockdown and make our case for staying.

Meanwhile, Lib Dem members representing Timperley, councillors Jane Brophy, Meena Minnis and Will Frass have objected strongly to the plan. Speaking after a residents’ meeting where people voiced their anger towards the council’s plans for the centre, Coun Brophy said, said: “The [Labour controlled] council has shown just how little they really care when it comes to Timperley.