Carrington affordable homes project submitted

Plans have been lodged with Trafford Council for 59 affordable homes by regional housing association One Vision in the latest application for key strategic housing area Carrington.

Lancashire planning consultancy De Pol Associates has submitted the £9.7m Crampton Lane scheme, designed by Liverpool architect Condy Lofthouse. The proposal involves the development of a five-acre site with a mix of 35 houses – 16 three-bedroom and 19 two-bedroom – along with 24 apartments.

Carrington, along with Timperley, was named this week as a cornerstone in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’s housing targets, with up to 10,000 homes earmarked for the area. Wainhomes secured consent in December for 277 homes at Carrington Village, part of the Future Carrington redevelopment of the former Shell refinery led by Himor.

Chris Betteridge, associate at De Pol, said: “We have worked closely with our client and the local authority to design a scheme which will meet the needs of people in the local area, focusing on both family homes and apartments.

“Carrington has been identified as a key strategic location for the delivery of new homes within Trafford, and there are major schemes coming forward for this area already. This plot is allocated for housing and this plan would complement those other developments, serving to support the community with the provision of 59 more affordable homes.”

The site is currently home to a mix of garages, storage buildings and stables, with some equestrian grazing land. The northern side is bounded by the River Mersey, alongside which will be a green buffer. The development would also make provision for each house to have two off-road parking spaces, De Pol said.

All 59 homes will be available for the community at an affordable level, offering options for rent or shared ownership.

This is the first development in Trafford for Bootle-based One Vision Housing, which is rolling out a plan to invest more than £110m to deliver 1,100 affordable homes across the region between 2018 and 2021. One Vision Housing currently owns 13,000 homes across Sefton, Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire and West Lancashire.

Louise Davies, development director at One Vision, said: “Carrington is our first site in Trafford and we are pleased to bring our affordable housing programme to this area, in particular the ‘pathway to ownership’ model. This proposal would provide local people with much needed new homes and a range of options to help them get onto the housing ladder if they wish. We hope to progress with the development early this year.”

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