17 Nov 2022
Vision for new community at Trafford Waters underway with submission of plans for affordable homes
A planning application has been submitted this week for affordable housing at Peel L&P’s Trafford Waters development, the first of 350 homes to be built at the site.
The proposals being considered are from Trafford Housing Trust, part of L&Q, and show 83 one and two-bedroom homes at the Trafford side of the Manchester Ship Canal within TraffordCity, next to The Trafford Centre and Trafford Leisure Village. The intention is that all homes will be for Shared Ownership, subject to approval from Homes England for grant funding.
The proposals represent the first parcel of homes being brought forward as part of Peel L&P’s wider Trafford Waters development, a scheme that will create 3,000 new homes, over 100,000 sq ft of amenity space and 850,000 sq ft of offices in the area. The development is estimated to create over 5,000 jobs and will include a new primary school plus 20 acres of open spaces for residents, employees and visitors to live, work and play.
Ben Townsend, New Business Director at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “Trafford Housing Trust is committed to bringing forward housing in Trafford and the North West, and if the application is approved we’re looking forward to working with Peel L&P as part of their wider vision to create a sustainable mixed-use community.
“Following the recent online public consultation this is another opportunity for residents and local businesses to have their say on the development as part of the planning application process. Feedback received so far has been overwhelmingly positive.”
James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s Director for Development added: “Our vision for Trafford Waters is to provide homes to suit a range of needs and help meet local housing shortages.
“To help create a thriving community, these homes will be built alongside new parkland and public open space with paths and cycleways, a primary school and other facilities to help attract further investment into Trafford.”