Trafford rethink over Sale Moor site

After agreeing to move forward with a mixed-use scheme in Sale Moor last year, Trafford Council has now taken plans for the Warrener Street car park back to the drawing board with a public consultation due to be held early next month.

The site in the centre of Sale Moor village was first earmarked for redevelopment in late 2015 when a 17,400 sq ft superstore was proposed by Kirkland Developments; this was granted planning permission the following year. However, this approach was rejected by then-leader of Trafford Council, Cllr Sean Anstee.

Instead, the council agreed to bring forward a mixed-use project on the site, including a health centre, 16 homes split between apartments and semi-detached houses, and improved parking facilities. This was approved at a meeting of the council’s executive in June last year following a public consultation.

Following a change in leadership at the council this May, with Conservative Cllr Anstee replaced as leader by Labour Cllr Andrew Western, the council is now proposing to re-consult on the plans for Warrener Street.

The council said this decision had been made “following discussions with other land owners” and the rethink would focus on “just the car park” and would “consider options for the future of the site”.

A consultation event is due to take place on 6 December 2018 between 5pm and 7:30pm at Sale High School on Norris Road.

Cllr James Wright, executive member for investment, regeneration and strategic planning at Trafford Council, said: The Council is keen to ensure that the views of the local community are heard and that any proposals taken forward for the Warrener Street Car Park site will have benefited from the input and engagement of local businesses and residents.

“This will help us to achieve the best possible solution and maximise the potential of the site for the Sale Moor community.”

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What an incredible waste of time and money! The public has already been consulted, we’ve voted on our preferred option. Why go through all this again?!

By Sale Moor Local

What is the point in going through it all again. It has already been decided. If it canno go ahead, leave it as a car park.

By Anonymous

Health centre and houses fine . No more super markets. It will kill sale Moor. Please leave has village. Thanks.

By Alan varden

The Norris rd development was also promised as a new health centre but after consultation any social benefits from this proposal were removed and replaced by expensive flats

By Salemoorresident

it’s just an excuse for a free lunch and expense account

By jumpin

Comments all seem in agreement so far, what a waste to re-consult again. But I expand the plans have changed again haven’t they,with landowner and developer-led viability updates. Seeking the change in Council leadership to gain a chance to increase what they can squeeze out of the site.
I suspect no more health centre! Yet this is probably what is needed most. A side from some real civic proposal – like a small civic square/space that could be used for pop-up market and community events.

By Optimist

“like a small civic square/space that could be used for pop-up market”

what a fantastic idea, shame we live in a capitalist society where everything has to be monetised.

By Anon

I can’t believe they actually discussed having 16 Homes on the site. How could they fit on such a small site? I’d hate to have one of their gardens. Just stop being greedy and trying to make money. Leave it as a Car Park so we can shop and park in Sale Moor.

By Jay

Leave the car park as it is,! Any building on that site would cause even more traffic congestion.

By Julie Thompson

Please don’t place a supermarket in Sale moor, it will kill trade for the local shopkeepers. It’s a lovely little village and I’ve lived here all my life and there are not many green places left anymore.

By Sharon Swift

The parking is a joke in Sale Moor people will still park on the hardstanding on Hampson street rather than pay money to park. Too far from the shops they say not thinking of the residents who have to try and park around there especially bike riders who won’t be selfish and take up a parking space… Turn it into a supermarket and be done with it.. Maybe then thelocal shops will start charging more realistic prices.. And you already have a supermarket.. One Stop is tesco in drag.

By exsalemoorresident

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