Himor Carrington Village February 2020
Artist's drawing of Carrington Village

Himor gains consent for next Future Carrington phase

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Planning permission has been granted to Himor Group for Carrington Village in Trafford, the next phase in the Future Carrington neighbourhood earmarked for 6,100 homes and 4.4m sq ft of employment space.

The Carrington Village component covers 320 homes and almost 700,000 sq ft of employment space, across 67 acres.

Developer and land promotion agency Himor’s outline application covers the existing Carrington Business Park and brownfield land south of the A1, and is set to include homes set around a local centre of three to four shops, totalling 12,900 sq ft.

Uses could be either retail or a health centre, while a community centre and a petrol station are also proposed. The employment space is split across 620,000 sq ft for industrial and logistics, along with 48,000 sq ft of offices.

The estimated £104m investment in the brownfield site also includes the relocation of Carrington Rugby Club. The developer will build the club a new full sized pitch, training pitch, and a clubhouse.

Access to the development will be via Manchester Road and the A1; the housing element is situated north of the A1, with the employment areas to the north west and south.

Trafford Council issued the consent notice this month, having met prior to lockdown to decide on the scheme.

A minimum of 221 of the homes will be built as suitable for family living.

Himor was advised by agent Spawforths.

The scheme forms part of the wider Future Carrington project. The first phase, Carrington Gateway, is due to complete this summer, having suffered delays partly due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Eric Wright Group is the contractor.

Overall, the Future Carrington site is expected to deliver around 6,100 homes and 4.4m sq ft of employment space, and is allocated as Trafford’s largest Green Belt release in the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

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Nice backhanders ensure green belt will disappear in the name of progress, What gets passed beggars belief, total gridlock and to hell with the environment.

By B Hodge

Sounds great so long as you stick to the brownfield and leave the rest of the green belt alone! The lockdown has shown us all how valuable that open space is for health and wellbeing. Please consider the philanthropic approach to this area rather than financial profit.

By Janet Turnbull

More noddy boxes. Great.

By Big ears

Good to hear the issue with the shortage of homes in the Trafford area is being addressed.
Not only assists with the housing issue and demand in the area, will create jobs and infrastructure.
I see the argument with the green belt land but with the growing population and demand for homes on the increase – land has got to found and used as families in Trafford are currently going without homes and are in very lengthy waiting lists.
Well done peeps! A positive minded Resident all in favour for economic and community growth – redevelopment.

By K Rogers

@ K Rogers – you nailed it! There is a desperate shortage of family housing in the suburbs. Not everyone wants to live in city centre apartments and the edges of the existing urban area, like Carrington, should be the focus of new housing development.


K Rogers very few of these homes will be affordable, if any. So those on the waiting lists in Trafford will not be able to buy these houses. We need social housing, not ‘affordable housing’. don’t be fooled by the description. The brownfield land is being used predominantly for industrial units. Only a small proportion of houses are going on brownfield, the rest are going on greenbelt which will result in the obliteration of the moss. There are also proposals to build 4 roads (1 major road) in the name of economic growth. That will be perfect for all the commuters from Lymm, Warrington and the Wirral area who want a short cut to Manchester. So Carrington Village will have a dual carriageway running through the middle of it for the benefit of people who live in leafy Cheshire.
So much for a green recovery. There are other ways of tackling the housing crisis, the problem is it won’t be profitable for the developers who hold the purse strings. Instead we are expected to accept increasing traffic pollution and the destruction of an important carbon capturing peat-land habitat. There is a better way, but money talks!

By Lorraine Eagling