A relief road to support 725 homes in Carrington and Peel’s mixed-use site featuring 3,000 homes and nearly 1m sq ft of commercial space are set to benefit from Trafford’s Housing Infrastructure Fund.
Future Carrington has secured the largest slice of Trafford’s £12m HIF pie at £8.4m; this will be used to support the delivery of a link road through Carrington to enable the development of the project’s first phase.
Part of this is already on site, with the first phase of 212,000 sq ft of industrial space and 725 homes now under way. Overall, Future Carrington is expected to deliver around 6,100 homes and 4.4m sq ft of employment space, having been allocated as Trafford’s largest Green Belt release under the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
Overall, the relief road is expected to cost £32.8m, with the council looking to secure the remaining funding via external grants and developer contributions; part of the funding will also come from Growth Fund money. The road will include around two-and-a-half miles of single carriageway, linking Banky Lane to the A6144 via Ishwerwood Road.
A detailed plan for the road including a delivery timescale is expected to come to Trafford’s executive later this year.
Peel’s Trafford Waters has also secured HIF money to the tune of £4m to help deliver new junctions at Redclyffe Way and Trafford Way to support the first phase of 350 homes. Peel will be responsible for the delivery of the works, which are expect to cost £6.4m in total, and the developer will provide the remainder of the funding.
Trafford Waters secured outline consent in 2015 for up to 3,000 homes; as much as 1m sq ft of offices, a care home, hotels, and a primary school.
Trafford’s executive is due to sign off the funding packages at a meeting next week. Another bid for HIF money was also made but was unsuccessful; this was a £6.7m bid to support development at Partington Canalside. The council said it was “continuing to seek alternative funding sources” to deliver housing in this area.