Lock Lane Parcels Countryside Peel Investments February 2020
The two parcels total 40 acres

JV tweaks Partington plans

Dan Whelan

Developers Peel Investments North and Countryside Properties have lodged amended plans for 449 homes off Lock Lane, next to the Manchester Ship Canal. 

In February, the joint venture submitted proposals for a pair of housing schemes in Partington totalling 455 homes with a combined construction value of £72.3m.

However, the plans have now been scaled back slightly after residents raised concerns about the impact the development could have on local infrastructure. 

Under the revised proposals, there would be two fewer affordable homes and four fewer homes available for private rent. The number of properties available for private sale would remain the same under the tweaked plans. 

The homes would be delivered across two sites. The first, a 10-acre plot north of Hall Lane, would comprise 151 homes, while the second site, 30 acres north of Lock Lane, would comprise a further 299 homes.

A total of 115 of the homes would be designated as affordable and 144 would be available for private rent. The remaining 190 would be sold on the open market.

Housebuilder Countryside would deliver the homes for sale, while PRS partner Sigma Capital Group would deliver the rental homes. Great Places would operate the affordable housing element, under the plans. 

Lichfields is the planning consultant for the scheme. Neither application has been determined by Trafford Council. 

Peel L&P sold the land to Countryside at the start of last year.

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A reduction of only six houses is laughable – that will have little effect on the main issues, including too much traffic, not enough amenities, a road situation which is vastly overcrowded and the emergency services being unable to reach critical people in need in the allotted time.

By Steve Sammut

It’s ridiculous, it’s a tiny town and they’re squeezing it – the shops, schools and doctors are not going to cope with the extra 1,000 people, not to mention there are already three other housing developments going ahead so that’s another 2,000 to 3,000 people. It’s going to be a town where you can see the poor side, the working class and then the toffs – it’s not needed and it’s not wanted!

By Muddy

Sounds good, but we need more food shops and places to go and eat, like a small McDonald’s or KFC. Why do we have to travel out to get these things, and things for kids to go and families to do? Most of all, our one road couldn’t cope with it. I’ve been 57 years in Partington – it’s great community but we lack things to do.

By Wayne boardman

The site already has outline consent. The concerns should have been raised then not now.

By Anon

The first thing they should do is make a dual carriageway from the motorway to Partington and then enlarge the shopping centre.

By Colin Bennett

We don’t want new properties – the canal is a beautiful place to be and walk along and most residents probably feel the same that the greenery is better than new homes. Wildlife etc need the space, and also Partington is too small to have more residents as we have rubbish transport services, no jobs, no pubs, and nothing to do in the area other than go for a walk down the canal. Bringing more people to a dead town is pointless.

By Joe partington