LRW 7687 M1385 04B Wharf Road

MCR wins on second attempt in Altrincham

MCR Property Group has been granted planning consent for an apartment and townhouse scheme on Wharf Road, revised after being rejected against officer recommendations last year.

The developer had previously put forward proposals for 99 apartments on a site off Wharf Road, split between blocks ranging between three and nine storeys in height.

After its rejection, MCR changed the scheme to 49 homes, with two-to-five-storey blocks made up of 44 units, alongside five three-bedroom townhouses.

There will be 57 on-site car parking spaces for residents, including five electric vehicle charging points, five accessible spaces and eight for visitors, as well as secure storage for 50 bicycles.

Nick Lake, asset manager of MCR Property Group, said: “In drawing up our final plans, we responded directly to the feedback from local residents and the planning committee. It’s great to see this collaborative approach pay off.

“We have worked with our project partners throughout to create a development that will bring much-needed, new-build homes to Altrincham in a way that is sympathetic to the whole community. We’re confident this development will inject further life into this desirable canalside location.”

The architect is Leach Rhodes Walker, while Savills advised on planning and Enzygo on transport and ecology.

Christian Gilham, director at Leach Rhodes Walker, said: “The revised proposals bring a sympathetic, high quality design to this fantastic waterside setting that’s within a stone’s throw of Altrincham town centre. Strong façade modelling, high levels of glazing and a striking brick blend will create a contemporary design that complements the context.”

However, local councillors and campaigners were not happy with the news.
Cllr Dan Jerrome of the Green Party said:  “This decision is really disappointing for residents. They have never opposed building on this brownfield site, but wanted family homes. They have fought long and hard to protect their area from outsized developments. However, the scheme is a big improvement on the first application which was twice the size.

Residents have really pulled together and shown great community spirit. Our Green Party Councillors will be here to support them whatever the challenges are along the way.”

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Looks like a great scheme and good level of density


Good looking scheme. Green councillors showing their true colours

By Anonymous