ITron Night

Stretford housing site gets council backing

The site of the former Itron gas meter factory in Stretford, near Old Trafford, is set to be developed into nearly 300 homes after Trafford Council planners recommended the scheme for approval.

The proposals by developer Miller Homes alongside architect Calderpeel are for 282 homes, split between 191 apartments and 91 houses. The site is currently occupied by a series of single-storey industrial units and borders Chester Road; it has been empty since Itron closed its factory in 2016.

Apartments will be split across 10 blocks, ranging between three and six storeys, and include a mix of 50 one-beds and 141 two-beds.

The houses are largely three-beds, with 66 of these alongside 21 four-beds and four two-beds.

Trafford’s planning officers have recommended the scheme for approval when the council’s planning committee meets next week, with officers arguing the committee should be minded to grant the proposals, subject to a legal agreement.

This is to include the provision of £578,000 towards off-site open space, young people’s facilities, outdoor sports, and tree planting facilities.

Miller Homes has put forward one home and 12 apartments as affordable, which is compliant with Trafford Council policy; half of these are for shared ownership and the other half are for social or affordable rent.

Other consultants involved in developing the proposals include GL Hearn Planning Consultants, TPM Landscape, SCP Traffic Consultants and Hydrock Consulting.

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Are all these properties coming with parking facilities and what about access roads due to already high volume of traffic in this area with traffic from the college, university football matches and the cricket?

By joanne Mistiades

Look on the council website

By Deb trafford

Are all these houses bought and built by my monthly paid council tax money ?

By Margaret.

Only six social. houses out of 282 homes ???

By Anonymous

That’s six too many, We are the welfare state, the laughing stock of Europe, just come here have a house for free, no need to contribute anything to society.

By Unfair society

Well said U.S.
I’ve never expected to be housed for free ..
Social Housing = Problems !!

By Paul Salford

What sad views to hold, that the only contribution one can make to society is through council tax. Who cares about the poor so long as you’ve got a nice roof over your head and views of lush green fields, right?

By NWPlanner

The poor or the people who play the system?
Take of those rose coloured spectacles…
I’ve lived all my life in the borough of Salford, 50 years…. I’ve witnessed every trick in the book.
Those same ‘poor’ people can somehow afford £250.00 training shoes….

By Paul Salford

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