Richmond Street
Schemes like the Richmond Street townhouse development in Manchester aim to challenge the way we think of city centre living

PLANNING | Gay Village townhouses approved after debate

Manchester City Council’s latest planning committee granted planning consent to a Big Yellow self storage facility in Castlefield, proposals by Trafford Housing Trust in Whalley Range, and Watch This Space’s plans for eight homes on Richmond Street.

The committee is due to take place on Thursday 21 September.


Big Yellow Self Storage, Castlefield

Big Yellow Water Street

Height: Six storeys

Developer: Big Yellow Self-Storage Company

Site: Water Street, Castlefield

Architect: Mountford Pigott

Planner: Quod

Richmond Street

Richmond Street

Developer: Watch This Space

Architect: Snook

Floors: Three

Number of townhouses: Eight

Details: Scheme was on the planning committee’s agenda in August, but was deferred pending a site visit.

Alness Road, part of St Bede’s College

Alness Road

Developer: Trafford Housing Trust

Floors: Three

Townhouses: 18, all four bedrooms

Planner: Barton Willmore

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What Manchester wants Manchester gets.

By Liver fella

I am not sure how those Townhouses in the Village will work.The place is like the San Antonio strip of a weekend.

By Elephant