Help us get planning permission for Sotto's external drinking & dining area

Help us get planning permission for Sotto's external drinking & dining area

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Henry Sheard started this petition to Cheshire East Planning Department and

Sotto Restaurant was started out in April 2018. We started up the restaurant with all of our life savings. We struggled but kept our heads above water with our amazing community and food-lovers across Cheshire. We struggled massively throughout the COViD-19 pandemic but worked as hard as we could serving discounted takeaways to our lovely locals and people across Cheshire.

When COVID restrictions were lifted we opened up Sotto Garden. Our lovely terrace allowed friends and family a safe place to socialize due to its outdoor plan, following the 'at-the-time' COVID restrictions. We had great success in Summer 2021 and Sotto Garden quickly became a new hot spot for the people of Cheshire to enjoy. 

We were able to create many jobs and lifetime opportunities for so many people that loved working for us at Sotto. We bought the community together in our unique & safe setting and thrived on our amazing local community; who we're sure can also agree that Sotto Garden was an excellent addition to Wilmslow Restaurant and Bar scene.

Many people are aware, but the Cheshire East Planning team are minded to refuse our planning application for Sotto Garden’s external area as they have claimed it's a loss of recognised of open space.

The green space was located outside the restaurant and was never used for anything recreational or by anyone across Wilmslow. We have transformed an unused muddy patch into a thriving community space that people could enjoy 7 days a week. The green patch is also still very, very green! With flourishing plants, trees and bushes from every angle. The terrace has also been tailor-made to fit around every single tree that was already situated in the green space. We are in the opinion that the creation of Sotto Garden is a better use of this space, it can be enjoyed by all.

We have made sure that this was key in creating Sotto Gadren. We have thought so much about keeping the environment and space 'green' for everyone to enjoy, ensuring that not even one tree was removed or tampered with.

The decision will not just put Sotto into financial ruin but will also to the many people we employed at Sotto Garden. It will so many people out of work as their workplace has been made physically impossible to enter by a metal fence surrounding the terrace that was put up un-knowingly, overnight.

We are finding it hard to understand Cheshire East's position and hope that our Cheshire community can come together and help us spread the word to help save Sotto Garden.

***Please share our petition with all your friends and family that have enjoyed an experience at Sotto as we need your help! We want to continue to provide a space for the people of Cheshire and our incredible locals to enjoy. We need the community's support to try and persuade Cheshire East to approve this ongoing application. 

Thank you to everyone, we hope to see you soon - Sotto ❤ #SAVESOTTO

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We are seeking a retrospective plan and permission for external eating and drinking in connection to Sotto Restaurant. We understand Cheshire East has the right to refuse the applications due to the loss of Greenspace which is privately owned by The Emerson Group.

 

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