Plans submitted for 162 new homes on the island of Trafford in the Manchester Waters development of £ 1bn

Plans for over 150 new homes have been submitted for an island in Trafford.

It marks the next phase in proposals for £ 1bn. from developers Peel L & P’s Manchester Waters development (formerly referred to as Trafford Waters) and includes 162 new homes for private rent spread across two apartment buildings on Pomona Island.

The proposed apartments are within a broader master plan for almost 3,000 new homes as part of the Manchester Waters development close to the Trafford Center, which was approved by the Trafford Council back in 2018.

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Peel L&P has now presented its plans for the homes after a 10-day public hearing where the public could share their views on the scheme.

The proposals include the development of private rental apartments across two buildings.

The plans are 162 new homes

Peel said it puts forward the proposals “to help regenerate this vacancy and bring much-needed quality homes along with significant improvements in the public space and connectivity options”.

The development will be part of a broader Manchester Water master plan to regenerate the vacant brownfield space close to Cornbrook Metrolink station.

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It will offer a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments, a shared terrace, patio and lounge.

Plans for 162 new homes for private rent on Pomona Island, Trafford

There will be 42 parking spaces, a bicycle parking space for each apartment and charging stations for electric cars on site.

The plans will also create part of two new pedestrian and cycle paths along the waterfront along the Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal.

Peel said the proposals represent ‘a significant investment’ in the local area and are set to create new jobs throughout the construction phase.

James Whittaker, Peel L & P’s CEO for Development, said: “This is the next step in our exciting plans for Manchester Waters. The feedback from the public consultation has been valuable and a number of existing residents in the area came forward to say that they really enjoy to live on the canal front in a location so close to Manchester city center and transport links. “

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