TATTON Group is hosting a food pop-up to showcase updated plans to regenerate a redundant farmstead in Cheshire, as part of a public consultation into the proposals.

Alchemic Kitchen will serve samples of sustainable, locally sourced delights that could be produced at the proposed food hub and bought at from a farm shop or new rural pub.

Millington Hall Farm, near Altrincham, has been derelict for several years, consisting of a listed farmhouse, traditional barns and tin sheds.

Tatton Group say their updated plans would create a thriving community hub and a visitor destination, providing facilities and jobs for local people, with a gastro pub at its heart, possibly with an upgraded B&B, farm shop and microbrewery or a children’s play barn.

The firm says that as well as bringing a much-needed centre to Millington and a local pub (The Swan is the last in the area and closes in September), plans could also include providing a fibre-enabled network, improving connections for nature and wildlife via better facilities for walkers and cyclists. Road improvements after the A556 bypass and roof mounted solar with battery storage are also among the potential changes.

Tatton Groupsays it has invested to find creative uses that ensure historic buildings are restored and, together with neighbouring green spaces, are more beneficial and accessible to the public – key themes for Cheshire East Council.

Annette McDonald, Deputy MD at Tatton Group, said: “The Millington Hall project was one of the many reasons I joined Tatton Group with the fantastic potential to provide a place for the community and visitors to enjoy, to boost the local economy, create jobs and improve infrastructure in a highly sustainable way.

“Visitor numbers to Cheshire are increasing every year, and creating more opportunities for people to enjoy our beautiful countryside will help drive the region’s visitor economy.

“The community is central to this project and we want to ensure that the sensitive restoration of this farmstead has really useful facilities for local people and businesses, as well as creating new jobs and commercial opportunities.

"We hope as many people as possible will come to see, smell and taste some of the very exciting offerings and meet the farmers and businesses who would be able to grow and invest as part of this.

“We want to understand what else we can do to meet community needs and to hear their thoughts and suggestions. Public input is a vital part of our work.”

The consultation today will feature the Alchemic Kitchen, a Feedback Global social enterprise that takes fresh food and surplus edibles in danger of being wasted to create new products and build food citizenship and skills in the North West. They will be serving food and beverages.

Drop-in sessions will be running from 2pm until 7pm.

Millington Hall is on Millington Hall Lane – WA14 3RN