More canalside apartments proposed for Altrincham

A planning application has been submitted for a 99-apartment development on Wharf Road in Altrincham, designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, neighbouring another proposed apartment block on Bridgewater Road.

The building varies between three and nine storeys in height and is being developed by Elderloch, a company backed by MCR Property Group director Benjamin Eades.

An existing brick warehouse on the site bordering the Bridgewater Canal will be knocked down to make way for the scheme, which will provide a mix of one, two, and three-bed apartments, alongside six two-bed townhouses.

It will also include 104 car parking spaces and 99 cycle spaces, as well as a 6,000 sq ft internal courtyard for residents.

Following a pre-application meeting with Trafford Council, the scale of the development was reduced from 103 apartments to 99, and roof terraces have been reduced in size to cut down overlooking into adjacent properties.

The developer has argued that due to potential “abnormal costs”, any further financial contribution to the council, including for affordable housing, would “render the scheme unviable”.

Alongside Leach Rhodes Walker as architect, the professional team also includes Savills as planner and Enzygo as transport planner and ecological consultant.

The project will neighbour another proposed apartment block by Ollier Smurthwaite and developer Maya Property Developments, which submitted plans for a 48-home, seven-and-three storey apartment block last week.

The proposals by Maya are for a mixed seven-and-three storey building on the site of the former Rileys Snooker Club on Bridgewater Road.

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Hope they defined “abnormal costs” Trafford Council rolling over again…pathetic

By deh'Trafford

No more apartments please, we need more houses, our homes are tiny compared to places like the USA and Australia, if we’re running out of space to build large houses then there are obviously too many people in this country now.

By Charles

Agree, too many apartments- family homes around £300-£450k would fly around here!

By Alty Dweller

We’re only a small country, we need to be building at higher densities. Not all apartments are small and poky, you can get high quality ones. We should not be using the USA as a benchmark for anything. In Europe, people live at high densities and yet they have a much higher quality of life than we do.

By Anonymous

Only a small country is right, European countries far larger like Germany and France aren’t all packed in like we are.

By Charles

Agreed. The urban landscape accounts for about 11% of England, so we are significantly not full. Its just folk want to live in the same places. The real issue here is the confidential viability report that has been submitted to the council that will stop any form of affordable housing being provided…Didn’t Savills Director (responsible for this) used to be head of planning at Trafford?..hmmmm

By deh'Trafford

These look decent

By Town Planner

deh’Trafford………wash your mouth out

By J Briggs

We have the worst of both worlds in the UK with small, unaffordable houses in vast areas of low density sprawl and small, unaffordable high density flats.

No one delivers housing the way we do, the entire system is rigged in favour of large land owners, large house builders and large banks.

By Housebuilder basher

I think these look great, comments by Charles and Alty Dweller are not justified. Build them high and keep building them.

By Anneka P

Alty is the place to be!

By Anonymous

Yes, the highest house prices in the NW and the best school system outside the SE.

By Al

How much more traffic can an all ready cojested manchester road take all so have they taken in the impact it is going to have on local parking which is a problem now 104 car parking spaces not enough of you consider most families have 2x vehicles

By Anonymous

Anon – so on the one hand you’re saying the development will add too much traffic and on the other you’re saying its not providing enough parking. An average of 1 space per apartment will be plenty given this is a 5 minute walk from Navigation Road tram stop and 1 minute walk to buses on the A56, not to mention the canal cycle route.

Not everybody necessarily drives, particularly the metropolitan-elite types who will undoubtedly seek to inhabit this place. Grow up and immerse yourself in the real world.

By Town Planner

Would strongly recommend that a member of the Enzygo team get themselves a chippy tea, at rush hour, from Navigation Road Chippy and then observe the mayhem that is the Wharf Rd./Brunswick Rd./Navigation Rd. junctions.

By Local Resident

Absolutely ridiculous the proposed apartments,completely surrounding a historic building.
The traffic congestion would be horrendous out of Bridgewater,Wharf and Navigation Rds
The area could not cope with that amount of traffic.

By Mrs M Royle

“Trafford Council rolling over again…pathetic”

Do you understand that the application hasn’t been determined yet?

By Sten

build this type of monstrosity next door to the idiot developers house and see how his family like it we are not in manhatton a nine storey development what a joke

By Anonymous

Scale is all wrong these are 7 story properties in an area of 2 story residential – ALL going down an already congested single land Road – its stupidity

By Graham Crews

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