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02 Mar 2022

Plans submitted to redevelop former landfill site in Carrington for industry use

Plans for a 200,000 sq ft development for industrial use in Carrington, Greater Manchester have been submitted.

Natural resources and energy business Peel NRE has applied to Trafford Council to build the development at the partially restored former landfill site known as Peaksnook between Manchester Road (A6144) and the Manchester Ship Canal.

The site, which is close to Junction 7 of the M60 and Flixton train station with routes to Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington, became vacant in the 1990s and currently hosts a 20MW energy generation site to the south.

Peel NRE’s plans to redevelop the 26-acre site support Trafford Council’s Local Plan which identifies Carrington as key location for regeneration to promote employment growth.

Around 10 acres of the land will be used for general industry and storage and distribution floorspace while the remaining areas will be retained as green space with the protection and enhancement of existing landscape features.

Forsa Energy has also put forward plans to build a 40MW energy generation facility on the site this year. This development would provide electricity to the National Grid at times of peak demand and provide the grid with a flexible, secure reserve power supply at times when it is needed.

Kieran Tames, Development Director for Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P, said: “Our plans to repurpose this former landfill site in Carrington complement wider regeneration plans for the area and would help to provide a range of jobs and training opportunities to support the local economy.  

“We will also be able to enhance existing habitats and improve on the biodiversity value of the site whilst bringing this underused brownfield land back into use.”

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