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Approval of £1bn Manchester development recommended by council

by Paul Addison on October 24, 2016 No comments

Trafford City Council planners recommend the approval of a Peel Group’s £1bn Trafford Waters mixed-use development.

The development will be on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal near the existing Trafford Centre.

The scheme has been described as a sustainable urban neighbourhood. It is planned to involve:

  • Up to 3,000 flats,
  • 86,700 square metres of commercial and retail floor space,
  • A 300-bedroom hotel,
  • A 150-bed care home,
  • A primary school which will accommodate for up to 420 pupils,
  • A new pedestrian footbridge over Trafford Boulevard
  • Eight hectares of public open space.

The site of the development will be located between the Manchester Ship Canal, Trafford Boulevard and Old Barton Road in Urmston. Included in the £1bn project is a grade one-listed All Saints Church as well as a Barton-upon-Irwell conservation area.

The decision date for the scheme is set to be on the 13th of October. It has been claimed by Peel that affordable housing provision on the site would not be viable.

The report to this week’s planning committee meeting has the following to say:

“Officers consider that this development would make best use of this strategically important, vacant site. It would contribute towards addressing the identified housing shortfall in Trafford, during this plan period and beyond, and would provide a range of new jobs as well as expanded shopping opportunities and social infrastructure designed to meet the needs of the Trafford Waters population.”

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