Peel and Countryside submit £72m Trafford homes proposals
A partnership between Countryside Properties and Peel Investments North has submitted two proposals totalling 455 homes next to the Manchester Ship Canal in Partington.
The schemes, which have a combined construction value of £72.3m, according to the joint venture, will sit across 40 acres of private land to the north of Lock Lane.
If approved, the developers expect to start on site soon after the planning decision.
The first application seeks full consent for 156 homes, of which 78 would be affordable, 15 for private rental, and the remaining 63 would be for open market sale.
The second application seeks reserved matters approval for 299 homes on a neighbouring plot to the first. This proposal comprises 39 affordable homes, 133 private rental homes and 127 for open market sale. The developers gained outline approval for this plot in October.
Countryside would be delivering homes for sale, while PRS partner Sigma Capital Group would deliver homes for rent. Great Places plans to operate the affordable housing element.
Peel L&P sold the site to Countryside and Peel Investments North less than two weeks ago , paving the way for the application to be submitted.
The sale was part of the next phase of the Partington regeneration, being led by Peel L&P, Trafford Council and Partington Parish Council. The project included a £10m investment by the partnership into the shopping district, occupied by a Tesco, Heron Foods and Card Factory.
Rebecca Hilton, planner at Lichfields, which is planner for the scheme, said: “Partington has been identified as a Priority Regeneration Area in the Trafford Core Strategy. These developments are sustainable and will assist Trafford Council achieve its housebuilding targets by delivering a variety of family homes for the community.”
Other developments in the area include Galliford Try Partnerships and Trafford Housing Trust’s 600 homes on a 72-acre former gas storage site that backs on to Carrington Moss.