Plan for 600 homes on former gas works submitted

The regeneration of 29 hectares of brownfield land that was home to a gas works for nearly 100 years is moving forward.

National Grid’s LNG Storage site at Partington, which closed before the gas towers were demolished in 2012, could soon be housing hundreds of families after a planning application to build up to 600 homes was submitted.

The application, prepared by planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore on behalf of Heath Farm LLP and National Grid, to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, involves building on land at Heath Farm Lane to meet the varied needs of homebuyers and residents in Partington and the wider borough.

Heath Farm LLP is a newly-established partnership between Galliford Try Partnerships and Trafford Housing Trust that will focus on delivering high quality two, three and four-bedroom homes in a new community which integrates within the existing Partington area.

Following extensive engagement with the local community and statutory authorities, the application was submitted as part of the redevelopment plans.

The hybrid application is seeking full planning permission for the clearance and remediation of the existing site with the erection of 148 homes.

Up to a further 452 homes are proposed across the remainder of the site with associated works, including the creation of new public open space for residents and the local community. The hybrid application seeks outline approval for those homes.

Steven Grimster, planning director at Barton Willmore, said: “There is a need for new housing across Trafford and the redevelopment of this disused brownfield site will generate a number of benefits, both locally and borough-wide.

“The development has the potential to kick-start a significant and long-awaited transformation in Partington through the delivery of a mix of new housing, alongside extensive areas of green open space to create a quality living environment.”