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Updated proposals include the reorientation of the central park. Credit: via consultation

Consultation launched on latest Stretford town centre proposals

Bruntwood and Trafford Council have unveiled updated plans for the area’s regeneration, including the creation of a retail walking circuit and the reorientation of the proposed central park.

The joint venture has launched a public consultation on its latest vision for Stretford town centre. The consultation can be accessed at until 15 October.

Proposals will not have any impact on the overall volume of development, which will see the delivery of up to 800 homes and 7,750 sq ft for learning and non-learning institutions, as well as 140,000 sq ft of commercial space and 30,000 sq ft of leisure space.

Proposed changes would see the retention of the Aldi store at its Stretford Mall location, as well as the reorientation of the proposed central park to provide better connectivity and improved views of St Matthew’s Church.

A retail walking circuit would also be provided through the park, along Chester Road, and into King Street.

Furthermore, the proposed maximum heights across the site have been reviewed. The JV wants to reduce the building heights towards Barton Road, Wellington Street, and Church Street, while there would be a slight increase to those in the centre to allow for a better-stepped transition.

The design team includes architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Exterior Architecture, Avison Young, and Civic Engineers.

Bruntwood and Trafford Council have amended their plans since receiving the green light for their hybrid application for the wider masterplan in March 2022. This application included full planning permission for the demolition of specified mall buildings and outline planning permission for the mixed-use development.

Rob Elsom, development director at Bruntwood, said: “The needs of the local community are right at the heart of the plans to transform the town centre, which is why gathering feedback on the latest stage of the ambitious project is so important to us.

“Since the planning application was granted last year, we’ve continued to adapt the plans to represent a better development opportunity for Stretford and we’re keen to hear the thoughts of the people who use the space every day.”

A spokesperson for Trafford Council, added: “Our regeneration masterplan for the town centre will be pivotal in helping Stretford to thrive, and most importantly, it’s been shaped by long-term community engagement.”

Caddick Construction started work in June to deliver the first phase of the wider scheme, which will establish a covered market hall and green space on King Street following the removal of Stretford Mall’s roof.

The hybrid application can be found by searching for application number 103844/HYB/21 on Trafford Council’s planning portal.

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What are you doing with the Robin Hood pub?
Speaking to people, they would like the pub to be wither spoons
We haven’t got a wither spoons In stretford

By Linda

You can’t polish a ….

It doesn’t matter what they do to Stretford, it died a long time ago because of neglect by Trafford Council, the greed of the Mall’s landlords with expensive over-inflated rents and the better shopping experience of other nearby towns. People who ‘big-up’ Stretford haven’t lived in the place long enough to hold a valid view and are under the illusion that it’s a lovely town to live in.

By Fred Shito

Arndale centres were the death knell for all the towns which experienced their arrival. Stretford town centre is horrible.

By Elephant

Massive investment in Stretford at the moment. The Novus development is nearly finished – nothing else of equal quality and density in the suburbs. Longford Park has gained £3m of Heritage Lottery funding. The Streford Town Centre development received £17m. Stretford Public Hall received £280k. The balance between green space (Victoria Park, Longford Park, Bridgewater Canal, Turn Moss, Mersey Meadows) and access to the city is fantastic. Plus you can walk to Chorlton, Salford Quays and Sale.

By Stretford Growth

This should be a no-brainer – Great Transport Links here, get these homes built.

By Anonymous

Sadly it’s going to look like a concrete jungle! And you seem to be moving the goal posts! What a mess…

By Stretford resident

I liked the Mall as it was.

By A Resident

The roads are completely congested and there is standing traffic at all peak times. 800 homes will be placed off the A56 with little additional parking. I used to like living in Stretford but now it’s a nightmare

By Stretford Resident

Stretford Resident – get a bike or use the tram/bus. You are not the centre of the universe and the city needs more homes. It’s not fair to deny people a roof over their heads just because it’ll add a few minutes to your commute – think about other people for a change.

By Anonymous

I actually like this proposal , the mall was never a favourite of mine and I remember it being built. Even so despite the inevitable cycling bores wittering about how everyone needs to walk or bike everywhere because y’know the planet… (Try taking your incontinent 80 yr old mother on the crossbar next time and tell us if you feel the same), If they actually plan the additional services, doctors, dentists, schools, roads it shouldn’t be a problem. Im sure that’s all included in the proposal isn’t it? Either that or we just need fewer people. Come to think of it that really is the best way to ‘save’ the planet.

By Mylordan Master

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