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

PLANNING | Village homes return to committee after deferral

After a series of bumper planning committees, Manchester City Council’s September meeting will consider a selection of smaller-scale schemes, including a set of townhouses on the edge of the Gay Village, proposed by Watch This Space, and a Big Yellow storage facility in Castlefield.

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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