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22 Jan 2021

Countryside & Peel L&P secures planning approval for Partington schemes

Joint applicants, Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer specialising in placemaking and regeneration and property investment and regeneration business, Peel L&P, have secured planning approval for two major schemes in Partington.

Permission was granted last night (21.01.21) for a total of 449 homes, a new canalside foot and cycle path to complete the green loop, 2.4 hectares of open space overall including a new Neighbourhood Equipped Area of Play (NEAP) and the retention of a local wooded area. The scheme will also deliver a new car park for the local primary school.

The two mixed-tenure schemes, covering an overall site of 16.8ha, in partnership with Sigma Capital and Great Places Housing Group,  will deliver a range of two, three and four bedroom homes, with 188 available to purchase, 144 homes for private rent and 117 affordable properties (representing 26% of the overall site).

Whilst the two applications were treated separately, the layout and component parts of the full planning application for 151 dwellings on land off Hall Lane, together with associated access, parking, landscaping, sub-station, drainage, the layout of the road and footways have been designed to assimilate and dovetail with the second residential development at Lock Lane.

The second approval (Lock Lane) was a reserved matters application for 298 dwellings, spanning 12.6ha alongside Manchester Ship Canal on the Western side of Partington Village, it also included public open space, play facilities, and landscaping throughout the site. In addition, a new car park is to be created for Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School due to the development access being adjacent to the school, for which a separate planning application has now been submitted.

Gordon Innes, Managing Director, Partnerships Manchester and Cheshire East, Countryside said: “These sites have been earmarked for development as part of a wider regeneration vision for around a decade, so we are proud to be able to bring forward much needed, quality family homes in Trafford. Now that we have achieved a positive planning outcome, our partnership approach will mean we are able to deliver the development at pace and provide a variety of homes and tenures.”

These applications mark the next phase of realising a long-term vision for Partington between Peel L&P, Trafford Council and the Parish Council involving investments in recreational, retail and residential developments.

This includes a £10million investment in the new shopping centre which opened in 2015 and is now home to Tesco, Heron Foods, Card Factory as well as a number of other tenants including local businesses. 

Phil Wilson, Peel L&P’s Executive Director for Strategic Land and Homebuilding said: “We’ve been working with partners over the past 20 years to regenerate Partington village and create a long-lasting and positive social impact. These new homes complete that vision and will help to address local housing shortages in the area.”

Lichfields provided planning consultancy on both applications, E3P advised on noise, ecology and land contamination and Eddisons on highways matters.

Photo: Countryside Properties - CGI Inglewood View in Partington, Trafford.