Tweaked Trafford hotel plans lodged
Create Developments has submitted its revised planning application for a seven-storey, 147-bedroom hotel off Barton Road in Stretford, after a council refusal in September forced it back to the drawing board.
The £16m hotel, to be operated under Hilton’s Hampton brand, would be built on an underused 1.1-acre brownfield site next to Junction 9 of the M60, known as Lostock Circle.
The hotel would also have car parking space and landscaping.
In September, Trafford Council refused the plans citing concerns over car parking provision and the scale of the scheme. Last month, Create unveiled revised designs, including a reduction of two storeys in the height of the now seven-storey hotel, a 25% reduction in the number of bedrooms, from 197 originally, and 20 more parking space than originally proposed, taking the total to 147.
Meanwhile, access to the site has been revised to ensure safe entry and exit, and new areas of landscaping and planting will be introduced, according to North West-based Create.
The developer is also working with local community groups to provide landscaping such as a “wellbeing garden” for the residents of the neighbouring Circle Court – an existing apartment building owned by Trafford Housing Trust and separate to Create’s planning application.
AEW Architects designed the proposals and Iceni Projects is the planning consultant.
A public consultation on the revised proposals took place in November to seek feedback from local stakeholders on the plans. Earlier in the year, developers Peel L&P and now-defunct Intu Properties had opposed the first iteration of the hotel scheme due to concerns over the suitability of its location.
Gill Mathison, spokesperson for Create Developments, said: “Our exciting plans will breathe new life into a vacant brownfield site and deliver a development that will significantly benefit the local community and wider borough.
“We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation and provided their feedback. All comments received were taken into consideration in the development of the final plans.”
The planning application is expected to be determined by Trafford Council in early 2021.