Trafford Council Planning Committee last night unanimously approved the application for the new homes at Heath Farm Lane in Partington on the brownfield site of the former National Grid storage facility. The first two phases of development will see 148 homes built under the Linden Homes and Laurus Homes brands, half of which will be delivered for much needed affordable housing.
The development has been designed to deliver a range of properties and will incorporate units ranging from two to four-bedroom dwellings including apartments and family homes. Of the 600 homes to be built on the site, at least 100 will be delivered for affordable housing.
The plans will also see the creation of extensive new on site public open space, providing future residents and locals quality amenity and recreational space which links well into existing environment. Pedestrian routes will be created across the scheme allowing permeability through an area previously closed off. And, as part of the commitment to the Partington area, Galliford Try Partnerships and Trafford Housing Trust will help fund improvements to local sports and recreation facilities.
In approving the application councillors described the scheme as a ‘boost’ to the area and urged the joint development partnership to ‘get on and build the homes as soon as possible’.
Brendan Blythe, Galliford Try Partnerships Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that the Heath Farm Lane scheme has secured planning consent. We have worked incredibly hard with the local community to bring forward a new neighbourhood which will transform a disused brownfield site and create new homes to enhance the community of Partington.”
Graeme Scott, Trafford Housing Trust’s Development Director, commented: “As one of the largest housing providers in the North West we are passionate about helping our customers to find a home that’s right for them. The Heath Farm Lane development will deliver 100 affordable homes and a mix of house types very much needed in the Partington area.”
Work is expected to start on the development later this year.