Long-standing development proposals approved for 449 homes

Plans for the housing scheme

Trafford Council has granted planning permission for new homes on long-standing earmarked sites in Partington, Greater Manchester

Joint applicants Countryside and Peel L&P have secured planning approval for two major schemes in Partington, which would deliver a total of 449 homes, a new canalside foot and cycle path to complete the green loop, 2.4 hectares of open space overall including a new Neighbourhood Equipped Area of Play (NEAP) and the retention of a local wooded area.

The scheme will also deliver a new car park for the local primary school.

The two mixed-tenure schemes, covering an overall site of 16.8ha, in partnership with Sigma Capital and Great Places Housing Group, will deliver a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, with 188 available to purchase, 144 homes for private rent and 117 affordable properties, representing 26% of the overall site.

Gordon Innes, managing director, partnerships Manchester and Cheshire East, Countryside, said: “These sites have been earmarked for development as part of a wider regeneration vision for around a decade, so we are proud to be able to bring forward much needed, quality family homes in Trafford.

“Now that we have achieved a positive planning outcome, our partnership approach will mean we are able to deliver the development at pace and provide a variety of homes and tenures.”

These applications mark the next phase of realising a long-term vision for Partington between Peel L&P, Trafford Council and the Parish Council involving investments in recreational, retail and residential developments.

This includes a £10m investment in the new shopping centre which opened in 2015 and is now home to Tesco, Heron Foods, Card Factory, as well as a number of other tenants including local businesses.

Phil Wilson, Peel L&P’s executive director for strategic land and homebuilding, said: “We’ve been working with partners over the past 20 years to regenerate Partington village and create a long-lasting and positive social impact.

“These new homes complete that vision and will help to address local housing shortages in the area.”

Lichfields provided planning consultancy on both applications, E3P advised on noise, ecology and land contamination and Eddisons on highways matters.