Maloneview in for Sale planning

Developer Maloneview has submitted a detailed planning application to Trafford Council for its £70m redevelopment of Sale town centre.

The project, which went to consultation towards the end of 2017, involves the partial demolition of the existing The Square shopping centre, with the space created accommodating 202 homes and 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, anchored by a six-screen cinema.

In addition, Maloneview said that pedestrian access from the south into Sale town centre will be greatly improved with the creation of a south-facing pedestrian plaza and avenue linking the corner of Sibson and Springfield Roads to Town Square.

The plans also include a replacement for the town centre’s multi-storey car park. Much of the residential element will be in two apartment buildings, although the proposal includes a number of townhouses.

The scheme has been designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners with landscape architect Exterior Architecture, with Barton Willmore engaged as planner.

Consultation included two public drop-in events in the town centre in November 2017, attended by more than 600 people. From the feedback received, over 90% of residents either strongly agreed or agreed with the principle of regenerating Sale town centre.

Mark Rebbeck, commercial director at Maloneview, said: “We are delighted that following conversations with Trafford Council and listening to valuable feedback from residents the planning application for The Square, Sale has now been submitted.

“Delivery of this landmark scheme will act as a catalyst to the town centre as a whole, allowing it to become a leading destination for people to live, work and play.

“Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback during the recent public consultation, Maloneview is dedicated to an ongoing dialogue with the local community. Trafford Council will also soon be conducting its own period of consultation before determining the application.”

View Of Regenerated Town Square Preview

Plans for the redeveloped Town Square

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Hmm, Alder trees in plants pots, how is this sustainable? Does the council have to water them in perpetuity? They’ll get no water run-off, does every single tree have to be irrigated? That’s if the retailers don’t kick up a fuss and get all the trees omitted, just in case we can’t see their signage! Dawn Redwoods in block paving, come on we can do better than this surely. Visuals show 18m high trees, in what year?!?

By Ruth Courtnell

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