Brook Avenue

Landmark secures consent in Timperley

Residential developer Landmark has won planning consent for a scheme on a site on Brook Avenue in Timperley, while Trafford’s planning committee also deferred a decision on proposals to convert the former Bay Malton pub in Oldfield Brow into a single detached house.

A bungalow on the site is set to be demolished to make way for three houses, bordered by Brook Avenue and a railway line to the rear. There will be three driveways off Brook Avenue to the houses, two of which are semi-detached with the other a detached home.

The development is one of several schemes Landmark is bringing forward in the area; it has also secured planning consent for a five-home development including a restored Victorian pavilion on the former bowling green off Church Walk, just behind the Orange Tree and Old Market Tavern pubs in Altrincham. This also features four three-storey houses on the site, which has been vacant for more than 10 years.

Its four-home project, The Acres on Acresfield Road, just off Park Road, is also nearing completion.

Also at committee, planners deferred proposals to convert the former Bay Malton pub on Oldfield Brow into a single detached dwelling. The pub next to the canal, which has been vacant for some time, was proposed for conversion into a single house with new walls and fencing to be erected to the front of the property.

However, following an objection from the Campaign for Real Ale, which argued the pub was listed as an asset of community value by the council in April 2017. Councillors deferred a decision on the project until the issue of the building’s listing had been clarified.

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Just looking at that image, ironic that the company would be called Landmark.

By Jason

For the record, the pub has been closed 3 years. The first two were whilst owners Thwaites pursued a planning permission that would make the pub viable (more car parking). This was rejected by Trafford Council (technical breach of green belt policy) including on appeal. Thwaites then put it up for sale and a wonderful chance to revive that promising location (great green/cycle access now the Bridgewater Way has been opened) and bring employment sailed away. We hope fervently the loss of this community asset (for that is what it is) and yet be avoided. Perhaps Trafford Council could help with grant support and more a more sympathetic ear over planning for sustainable communities?

By Mike O'Neill

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