Himor gains consent for next Future Carrington phase

Planning permission has been granted to Himor Group for Carrington Village in Trafford, the next phase in the Future Carrington neighbourhood earmarked for 6,100 homes and 4.4m sq ft of employment space.

The Carrington Village component covers 320 homes and almost 700,000 sq ft of employment space, across 67 acres.

Developer and land promotion agency Himor’s outline application covers the existing Carrington Business Park and brownfield land south of the A1, and is set to include homes set around a local centre of three to four shops, totalling 12,900 sq ft.

Uses could be either retail or a health centre, while a community centre and a petrol station are also proposed. The employment space is split across 620,000 sq ft for industrial and logistics, along with 48,000 sq ft of offices.

The estimated £104m investment in the brownfield site also includes the relocation of Carrington Rugby Club. The developer will build the club a new full sized pitch, training pitch, and a clubhouse.

Access to the development will be via Manchester Road and the A1; the housing element is situated north of the A1, with the employment areas to the north west and south.

Trafford Council issued the consent notice this month, having met prior to lockdown to decide on the scheme.

A minimum of 221 of the homes will be built as suitable for family living.

Himor was advised by agent Spawforths.

The scheme forms part of the wider Future Carrington project. The first phase, Carrington Gateway, is due to complete this summer, having suffered delays partly due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Eric Wright Group is the contractor.

Overall, the Future Carrington site is expected to deliver around 6,100 homes and 4.4m sq ft of employment space, and is allocated as Trafford’s largest Green Belt release in the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

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