A popular town centre civic hall has revealed plans for a single-storey extension at the back of the building.
It is thought the new extension would provide a new multi-purpose space, dressing room for performances at the 1950s building, and a wheelchair accessible toilet.
The town council says the extension would improve the appearance of the back of the building.
In a report to Cheshire East, it said: “The Town Council is anxious to effect an improvement to the current rather poor appearance, the Hall’s existing rear elevation and yard presents, to this well used area.
“This new scheme is strongly influenced by the building’s ‘Civic Hall’ style and offers significant improvement to both appearance and structural integrity of this existing rear elevation.
“Whilst additional depth undoubtedly allows greater flexibility for the wide variety of productions, hosted in the Civic Hall, it is quite apparent little consideration was given to the consequent external appearance, which results in the existing poor, rather neglected industrial appearance.”
One parking space will be lost that was traditionall used for loading kit from concerts taking place at the venue.
The Threatres Trust welcomed the proposed extension.
A letter to Cheshire East, read: “The additional facilies are to be welcomed, as these will improve eht privions and increase flexibility at the Civic Hall, particularly in relation to theatre and live performances.
“In particular there will be a sizeable increase in dressing room provision and having three separate rooms will help in terms of meeting best practice and safeguarding considerations where performances or other functions include children and young people.”
Planners from Cheshire East approved the scheme.
A report read: “The proposed development respects the character of the host dwelling and those in the surrounding area.”