A CELEBRITY couple that have struggled to sell their Great Warford mansion for six years could get permission to turn it into a spa retreat next week. For other inquiries, Contact Us. “The proposal is to change the use of Warford hall from a dwelling with ancillary offices to a luxury, boutique spa retreat. Cheshire East Council’s northern planning committee overwhelmingly backed the plans from Dawn and ex-footballer husband Ashley Ward to transform Warford Hall at Wednesday’s meeting. ©Copyright 2001-2020. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? THE Great Warford home of Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward is to become a spa retreat after councillors gave the plans the go-ahead. Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn and and former professional footballer Ashley are no strangers to the planning process, having failed in an attempt to convert Warford Hall into a wedding venue in 2017. “The development hereby approved shall commence within three years of the date of this permission.”. Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Dawn Ward has been given the green light to turn her £14.5million mansion into a luxury spa hotel after complaining about £100,000-year fuel bills. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. The interior designer and ex-Premier League footballer husband Ashley have been granted planning permission to transform Warford Hall into a “boutique spa retreat” with an extension to incorporate a pool complex and guest rooms. But CEC’s officers insist the scheme would have an ‘acceptable level of impact’ on neighbouring homes and ‘limited impact on the openness of the green belt’. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. He said: “Every trip in and out of Warford Hall by residents, visitors and staff would have to be made by car, therefore accepting to overlook our present circumstance of climate change – and indeed to add to it.”. The spa will include a heated swimming pool, massage and therapy facilities and hotel accommodation for 30 people. Cheshire East Council said: “Change of use from dwelling house with B1 Business to C1 Spa Hotel and associated two storey rear extension and pool to accommodate high quality guest facilities. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. Councillors approved the plans by seven votes to one. The applicants say there is no intention of hosting groups, weddings etc. Everyone’s fitness journey is different and extends beyond the physical. 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Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. The committee raised concerns that the spa retreat could later be turned into a hotel for events without planning permission. But Ashley told the committee that Warford Hall had been a commercial property for 120 years – and he insisted that a spa retreat had to be quiet in order to succeed. Cllr Brian Thompson, chairman of Great Warford Parish Council, raised concerns that the plans would be ‘wholly unsustainable’. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. But officers confirmed that a planning condition could be included to prevent that from happening. Cheshire East Council officers are calling on the northern planning committee to approve Dawn and Ashley Ward’s latest plans to transform Warford Hall at next Wednesday’s meeting. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. “The applicants wish therefore to establish a business that would help the hall become sustainable and build upon the qualities of the property and its setting.”. Cheshire East Council’s northern planning committee overwhelmingly backed the plans from Dawn and ex-footballer husband Ashley Ward to transform Warford Hall at Wednesday’s meeting. The Wards bought Warford Hall 14 years ago after it had previously been used for offices. Speaking of their development plans, planning agents Arista Design Ltd said in documents: “Warford Hall would remain as a building of the highest calibre, benefiting from a significant upgrade and investment in landscaping creating stunning grounds. A Gannett Company. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Donald Strathdee, from the Great Warford Residents’ Group, also highlighted noise concerns from the Wards’ previous Crème de la Crème charity balls. “There are, however, reservations regarding the sustainability of such activities and their impact upon the local community.”. “For clarity, we have no intentions now, or in the future, of holding the charity ball, weddings or any marquee events should this application be successful. The Real Housewives of Cheshire star will begin to work on Warford Hall, which will include an extension for a swimming pool complex and added guest rooms. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. A planning statement sent to CEC explains why the Wards have been so keen to sell their home. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. Dawn Ward finally received planning permission to transform her £14.5 million mansion into a luxury spa retreat. The couple have struggled to sell the 12-acre property and claim it costs over £100,000 a year in utility bills alone and needs three gardeners to maintain the grounds. Those plans were fiercely opposed by Great Warford residents, and the couple are facing opposition to their latest plans. ©Copyright 2001-2020. The property has been listed for sale with two estate agents in recent years. A Gannett Company. “Reason: To protect nearby residents from undue noise and disturbance (including fumes, odours and vibration) that would cause demonstrable harm to residential amenity.”. Ashley said: “It is ironic that in 2004 I had to win appeal against the council to enable me to turn the property from commercial use to residential. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Cllr Charlotte Leach, Conservative CEC member for Mobberley, said: “I am calling the application in on behalf of Great Warford Parish Council and a number of local residents who have a number of concerns including the traffic impact and the potential increase in noise at the site.”. Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. “The last thing we would want to do is make the investment required to make this happen and have a problem with residents. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. “The scheme shall include details of the filtration and extraction system to control the discharge of odours and fumes arising from food handling, preparation and cooking. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. “My worry is about the hotel bit, the overnight accommodation, and the control of noise – that is a difficult thing.”. With the right knowledge and equipment, anything is possible. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. He added: “I think it’s a great idea – a spa would be lovely, it’s in super surroundings, it is very, very pleasant, and it will do very well. It is a a quiet residential area and should remain so.”, All of England needs to be under Tier 3 lockdown by Xmas, gloomy medics warn, Where are the Shameless cast now? Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Dawn Ward and husband Ashley have been granted permission, The Real Housewives of Cheshire return with some old and new faces for series 11, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Here at The Spa within Cheshire Health Club we have a team of four experienced therapists. Dawn Ward has been keen to sell her home for six years. Most of the concerns surrounded the impact of the plans on neighbouring residents – the same issue which saw the Wards’ lose their last attempt to convert Warford Hall into a wedding venue. THE Great Warford home of Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward is to become a spa retreat after councillors gave the plans the go-ahead. The once bleak call centre building has been transformed into one of Cheshire’s most luxurious residential properties - but has been looking for a buyer since 2013 . As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. “In pursuance of its powers under the above Act, the Council hereby GRANTS planning permission for the above development in accordance with the application and accompanying plans submitted. He also suggested that the Crème de la Crème event would no longer be held at Warford Hall if it is turned into a spa retreat. The council said that the pools cannot be used before 7am and after 8pm on weekends and no amplified music was allowed outside in the gardens. Cheshire East Council officers are calling on the northern planning committee to approve Dawn and Ashley Ward’s latest plans to transform Warford Hall at next Wednesday’s meeting. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here.
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