Council frees up assets to drive regeneration, growth and investment

Council frees up assets to drive regeneration, growth and investment

Trafford Council is freeing up a number of assets to continue its commitment to regeneration, growth and investment across the borough.

The Council is selling off six properties in Urmston, Trafford Park and Timperley to raise cash for vital services and to support ongoing wide-ranging regeneration schemes. The sites, which are all surplus to requirement but with excellent potential for re-use and or redevelopment, will be listed for sale this week by the One Trafford Partnership.

The Council, which has placed regeneration at the heart of its corporate priorities, is confident that the sites will provide excellent potential for re use and or redevelopment. The sales will have multiple benefits locally including allowing for an increase in existing housing stock, regeneration and employment opportunities. Finance generated from the sales will allow for further investment within the borough and help support vital Council-run services.

The Council is currently carrying out long-term regeneration work in all major town centres including Stretford, Altrincham, Sale and Urmston; with a focus on improving connectivity, and building quality, affordable housing.

Councillor James Wright, Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said: “We’ve identified land and properties which are now surplus to Council requirement and are looking to sell them to businesses and developers to bring further regeneration into Trafford.

“We have great pride in all of our areas, and our vision is to improve connectivity, build successful and thriving places though quality and affordable housing, and create valuable green open spaces and hubs for people to gather and interact. We’ve had a tough year with Covid taking a financial toll on public services. Additional revenue generated from these sales will be vital in re-investing into Trafford’s essential public services.”

Header image shows Trafford Council’s site on 350 Flixton Road, Urmston, one of the properties being sold.

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