Barton Road Hotel
The plans were refused by 12 votes to none

Create’s Trafford hotel recommended despite Intu objections

Dan Whelan

Blackpool-based Create Developments’ proposal for a 197-bedroom Hampton by Hilton close to the Trafford Centre has been recommended for approval even though Intu and Peel L&P opposed the project.

Intu objected to the plans on the basis of site selection saying “the applicant’s consideration of available sites within the Trafford Centre rectangle is considered not to be robust.”

Peel L&P agreed with Intu, a related company in which Peel owns shares, suggesting a number of more suitable sites for the hotel including its own Trafford Waters which has an outline approval for a hotel with up to 300 bedrooms.

A total of 12 sites in or close to Stretford town centre were considered but ultimately ruled out due to concerns over suitability.

The hotel would be situated on a 1.1-acre site next to junction 9 of the M60, known as Lostock Circle, off Barton Road.

The 12,600 sq ft property would cover one fifth of the overall site, with the remainder given over largely to a 127-space car park. 

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

Like all councils, Trafford is unable to meet physically to decide on applications due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the decision on this application will be taken by the head of planning and development, Rebecca Coley as well as the chair, vice chair and opposition spokesperson of the planning and development management committee. 

According to the council, representations should be made at “a maximum of 1,500 words, and will be accepted for consideration on a “first come first serve basis.”  

Create is nearing completion on a 221-bedroom hotel on Rochdale Road in Manchester. 

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It would be a disaster to build a hotel here and so close to a residential area affecting homes

By Tracey

As a tenant of Circle Court for 20 years, I am so disappointed with THT and the developers. We have had a number of meetings with them expressing our concerns. Truthfully they all seemed pointless, as it goes in one ear and out of the other.
The plans were misleading and incomplete, nine storey hotel. You would automatically look at the height of the ninth floor of circle court, but it’s not. It actually the height of the 12th floor.
The car park, no mention of where tenants are supposed to park. They offered a nice looking car park with green space, which may of been acceptable, only to change it to a budget car park, just before the deadline date for planning.
122 tenants bedrooms overlooking green space will now be overlooking car parking spaces, coming as close as 20ft to bedroom windows.
The new road to be built, is total madness and will cause chaos.
I personally also disagree with the final decision being made without a planning committee, as this could be made with biased views.
This area is a large, established residential area with absolutely no need for another hotel.

By Andrew Mackenzie

Jobs, jobs, jobs much needed in this area of trafford

By Mr c

Think its a disgrace! What benefit will the community get from this? A load of traffic problems to add to the already rediculously overcrowded roads from Moss Vale Rd, all the way up to Barton Rd and upto the M60. The area is a no go because of the traffic and i live there. The constant traffic jams are a major pain for residents, not to mention the fact that the Trafford Centre has about 5 hotels in or next to it. Why do we need any more hotels? MONEY TALKS.

By Craig W

Hurry up and get started

By Mr P