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Architects Knutsford House Extension PlanningKnutsford is a historic town with its origins recorded in the Doomsday book. Located south-west of Manchester and North West of Macclesfield in Cheshire.

It is an affluent popular place to live, due to its proximity to the surrounding business centres as well as its links to open Countryside.

The two main streets, Princess Street and King Street form the hub of the town. There are a range of chain and independent shops, bars and restaurants. Most noteworthy, with a particular emphasis on fine food retail, including a farmers market.

To one end of King Street, the entrance to Tatton Park can be found. Tatton Park gives its name to the parliamentary constituency of the same name. This has been made famous in recent years by the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, as well in earlier times the independent, former BBC correspondent, Martin Bell.

Knutsford is connected to the wider area by the rail. This provides access to Altrincham, Stockport, Manchester and Chester among others, as well as a regular bus service. The M6 and M56 Motorways provide easy access to the rest of the area. Manchester Airport is also nearby.

The town is home to a few notable businesses, including one of the only Tesla sports car dealerships in the Country. They replaced McLaren who subsequently replaced Rolls-Royce as a main focal point as one entered the town.

 

Knutsford was also the setting, and inspiration, for the novel (and now TV show) Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell. She lived in the town for many years and is now buried in the local churchyard. The Knutsford Heritage Centre provides further information and helps bring this history to life, including with guided walks of the area.

 

Knutsford – a place to visit

Tatton Park, is a National Trust estate, just on the edge of Knutsford town centre. Containing Tatton Hall (which dates back to medieval times and is also Grade I listed), formal gardens, a farm and over 2,000 acres which are populated by deer. It is a very popular tourist attraction hosting over 100 events nationally including the annual RHS flower show.

Local Planning Authority: Cheshire East Council

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The architecture of Knutsford is quite varied. From the substantial country house of Tatton Park to a variety of detached, semi-detached and terraced family homes of differing scales and prices.

There are a few listed buildings in the town including the Grade 1 listed Brook Street Chapel. In addition there are several other Grade 2* and Grade 2 listed buildings. A large proportion are along King Street in the heart of the town. Furthermore, many are timber-framed buildings, some dating from the 16th and 17th Centuries. Lots were originally houses and generally two stories with slate roofs and a variety of decorative plasterwork.

Due to this history and architecture of Knutsford, there are several Conservation Areas in the town. Areas include Cross Town, Heathfield Square, Legh Road and St. John’s. Further away from Knutsford there are also several other Conservation Areas including Mobberley, Lower Peover and Rostherne.

As a working Architects Knutsford, these areas can provide a challenge when trying to undertake house extensions or create new self-build homes. Hunter Architects & Planners however have a wide range of experience and expertise in Conservation and Listed building matters.

Living in Knutsford and surrounding areas

Outside of the town centre, there are many affluent and popular places to live. Places such as Mere, High Legh, Lower Peover, Over Peover, Mobberley, Ollerton, Tabley, Chelford and Pickmere are popular.

The design, scale and prices of the houses vary dramatically. This provides Architects Knutsford with fantastic opportunities to creatively construct house extensions and family homes for a wide range of clients.

Hunter Architects are located a few miles away from the town and visit the town regularly both for the shopping and taking the children to Tatton Park. In addition it is also a part of a regular cycling route through Tatton Park and then back down the “Tatton mile”.

Knutsford Planning Permission

Planning Permission in Knutsford can be challenging to achieve. With the appointment of an experienced, creative, design-led planning consultant, Knutsford planning applications can be approved in a cost-effective and timely manner.

We have a range of experience of obtaining planning approval in Knutsford and the wider area. This includes a wide range of planning matters, including change of use, full and outline planning applications, commercial, retail, leisure as well as residential planning matters.

Contact us today to discuss your planning needs.

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