Peel completes land sale for 470 Trafford homes

Peel L&P has sold two sites in Partington, to housebuilder Countryside and Southway Housing Trust, triggering planning applications which will enable the delivery of 463 homes.

The agreement at Lock Lane will see Countryside prepare and submit detailed planning proposals in the coming weeks, to build 450 homes on a 40-acre site next to the Manchester Ship Canal.

The housebuilder is undergoing land investigations as part of its planning process and aims to start on site in the coming months subject to gaining planning approval.

Countryside will be delivering homes for sale, while PRS partner Sigma Capital Group will deliver homes for rent. Great Places will operate the affordable housing element.

Alongside, Southway Housing Trust has acquired a plot of brownfield land in the village centre opposite the shopping centre, and has submitted detailed plans for 13 affordable and shared ownership homes.

The two sales are part of the next phase of the Partington regeneration between Peel L&P, Trafford Council and the Parish Council. This included a £10m investment into the shopping district, occupied by a Tesco, Heron Foods, and a Card Factory.

Phil Wilson, executive director for strategic land and homebuilding at Peel L&P, said: “We’ve invested heavily in the transformation of Partington village as part of a shared long-term goal to regenerate the area providing a wider choice of quality housing to meet local needs, complemented by retail and recreational facilities that are already put in place or will be delivered as a result of this deal.

“We’re looking forward to be working with Countryside and Southway Housing to realise the final part of this masterplan for the village and to seeing the development progress.”

Ian Kelley, chief executive of partnerships north at Countryside, said: “There is substantial local demand in Partington and the wider Greater Manchester region for quality and affordable homes and we’re working to ensure this need is met.

“We’ve been working closely with our partners Peel L&P, Sigma Capital Group, Great Places and Trafford Council to make sure this collaborative project meets the high expectations of home-buyers and the wider community. I’m confident that this transformative regeneration scheme will benefit everyone in the surrounding area.”

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 onto Carrington Moss. The developers gained approval in April last year.

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