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Contested Trafford hotel refused

Dan Whelan

A proposed nine-storey Hampton by Hilton hotel close to the Trafford Centre, to which Peel L&P and Intu Properties had objected, has been unanimously refused against officers’ recommendations, over parking concerns. 

The 197-bedroom hotel scheme brought by developer Create Developments would have occupied a 1.1-acre site next to Junction 9 of the M60, known as Lostock Circle, off Barton Road. 

The plans had been due to be considered at a committee meeting in April but were deferred to a later date. 

At yesterday’s meeting, councillors expressed concerns over the lack of parking provision at the site and voted to refuse the proposals. 

Under the plans, the 12,600 sq ft property would have taken up one-fifth of the overall site, with the remainder given over largely to a 127-space car park. 

Prior to the meeting, developer Peel L&P and collapsed shopping centre owner Intu, had objected to the hotel on the grounds that the proposal failed to comply with the sequential approach to site selection. 

The parties had argued at various points that other locations in the area would be more appropriate, such as a site within Peel’s own Trafford Waters holding with outline consent for a hotel of up to 300 rooms. 

AEW Architects designed the development, which would be close to the existing Circle Court apartment building owned by Trafford Housing Trust. Iceni Projects is the planning consultant on the scheme. 

Create has developed other Hampton by Hilton hotels, including in the South Shore area of Blackpool and Rochdale Road in Manchester.

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It is now safe to assume that Peel just about own every council in Greater Manchester.

By Big Dub

its a shocker though, isn’t it

By anonymous

Poor low quality design though. The one they have just built on the outskirts of Blackburn is horrific.

By Anon77

Should have been refused on the grounds that its absolutely fugly

By Jon P

What a surprise, peel seem to have gotten their way once again!

4/5th of the site is parking, and that’s still not enough? Seems like a suspiciously weak reason to refuse, especially after it was recommend for approval!

By Anonymous

Dreadful design

By Anonymous

Right result. This is horrendous. My 9 year old son has designed much better looking things on Minecraft

By Minecraft

It’s perfectly fine. Absolutely nothing wrong with the design. This is pure snobbery on behalf of Peel

By Anonymous

What are people expecting from a hotel design? It looks absolutely fine.

By .

And the one on Blackpool’s south promenade…

By Frank Grimes

Beggars belief it got refused. The jobs directly and indirectly it would have brought to the area especially in the current climate. Some other area will now get the benefit. Something smells about this decision.

By Anonymous

Great decision! 127 spaces for a 197 bedroom hotel and no official walking access to the Trafford Centre (or bus). I live round here and I’m glad they decided not to turn my road into a car park. Build it on land accessible to the new spa/ existing Trafford Centre by foot with public transport access via the new tram.

By Jc