Project overview

Client:   Rosie Posies Sandwich Bar
Location:   Chorley, Lancashire
Sector: Industrial and Commercial
Project status:   Completed

PWA Planning secured planning consent for a change of use of a former office building to a café restaurant in Chorley town centre.


What we did


PWA Planning advised a mother and daughter team who were hoping to establish a new café and restaurant within Chorley town centre. Initial feedback from the planning authority was not supportive, based on emerging retail and town centre planning policies and employment land supply issues, as well as challenging site constraints. Although small in scale, the submissions required responses on sequential testing and town centre protection policies. Skilled negotiations and strong planning arguments convinced the planning authority to support the proposal, despite their initial scepticism. Following the successful completion of negotiations, a positive planning approval and satisfaction of planning conditions, ‘Rosie Posies’ opened in 2015.


What our client said

“Thanks to PWA Planning my dream of running a café and sandwich bar with my daughter came true. I was always confident from the outset that Paul would get us the planning permission we needed because he was so knowledgeable in planning procedures. He always kept us informed at every stage and I cannot thank him enough for the support he gave me and my daughter throughout this very stressful time.”
Mrs S Brown, Proprietor