Christie Road revised Southway p.planning docs

The revised plans feature balconies for every apartment. Credit: via planning documents

Southway reworks Old Trafford scheme 

Following discussions with the council, the housing association has revised its Christie Road proposals by reducing the number of apartments and increasing the number of townhouses. 

Working with architect Calderpeel, Southway Housing Trust lodged plans last year for 62 apartments and five townhouses on a 1.4-acre site in Stretford next to the Bridgewater Canal. 

Revised proposals submitted this month have 12 fewer apartments and five more townhouses. 

All 10 townhouses would have three bedrooms. The 50 apartments would be a mix of one- and two-bedroom properties. 

The appearance of the scheme has also been reworked; balconies have been added and the overall height of the apartment block has increased to six storeys from five. 

All 60 homes would be available on affordable tenures. 

Pegasus is the planning consultant for the scheme and LUC is the landscape architect. 

The development is on the opposite side of Christie Road to Miller Homes’ 282-home Novus development, also designed by Calderpeel.  

Elsewhere, Southway, in partnership with Step Places, was recently selected by Manchester Metropolitan University as the preferred developer for the controversial Ryebank Fields development. 

To learn more about the project, search for reference number 108338/FUL/22 on Trafford Council’s planning portal. 

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10 fewer apartments or 12 fewer apartments?

By Anon

    12! Just made that change. Thank you for catching. – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

Better! But the landscaping still needs work. Silly to have so much canal side space given over to car parking rather than communal space.

By Aaron

Those balconies look good

By Balcony warrior

Car parking must go somewhere Aaron

By Phi

Great to see balconies included to most flats here. Again, not something you’d see very often in schemes in Manchester due to the planning department apparently having an unstated policy to exclude them.

By Balcony watch

@ Phi – State the obvious, undercroft parking would be much better.

By Aaron

Ban all parking spaces that not underground like in France so freeing up large amount of land for apartment building in our towns and cities

By Anonymous

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