Developer Himor is to hold two public consultation events in advance of a further planning application for Carrington Village, featuring 667,000 sq ft of employment space.
As well as the commercial space, the new outline application will include up to 320 new homes, a local village centre and the relocation of Carrington RUFC, which will include a new training pitch and club house. In addition, the new masterplan includes walking and cycling routes, landscaping and ecology works as well as green open space for public use.
The outline application is being prepared to accommodate a safeguarded route for future infrastructure across an area of the site that was consented in 2018, which Himor said will enable development to progress while maintaining an area reserved for the potential Carrington Relief Road. The CRR itself is not however part of this outline planning application and would be the subject of a separate planning application by Trafford Council, if it was to come forward.
The original planning permission for Carrington Village was granted in August 2017 for 725 dwellings, 500,000 sq ft of employment space and 10,000 sq ft of retail as well as the relocation of rugby pitches. Following this, two reserved matters submissions were approved by Trafford Council in 2018, enabling Wainhomes to start on 277 homes and Himor to progress 219,000 sq ft of employment space across six buildings, to be completed in June 2020.
The first of the consultation events will take place on Tuesday 1 October at Carrington Business Park from 3pm until 8pm. The second event will take place on Saturday 5th October at Partington People’s Church from 11am until 2pm.
Development director Andrew Bain said: “As we continue to evolve the masterplan across the Future Carrington area with all our development partners, it’s imperative we make provisions for infrastructure to facilitate future development. We’re confident that the new masterplan for Carrington Village achieves this along with further improve the quality of environment for its residents and users.
“Consultation with the local community is hugely important to Himor, which is why we’re providing two opportunities for the general public to come and view the plans. Our team will be available to speak to people at both events and we welcome all feedback.”