Council launches consultation on plans to build homes on site of former court

Trafford Council has launched a consultation on ambitious plans for 86 new homes on the site of the former Sale Magistrates Court.

Housing developer Seddon Development Ltd want to build 48 townhouses and 38 apartments on the one-hectare site just off Ashton Road in Sale.

Seddon was selected from a list of developers following a procurement process and has proposed a residential scheme with a mix of homes, including some affordable housing – a ‘priority’ for the council. The site, which sits on a key route in the borough, was bought by the council from Homes England with a view to redevelop the site for housing close to the town centre.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

"This is a flagship scheme in the centre of the town and meets the council’s policy and commitment of building more housing on brownfield sites, including affordable homes.

But, as always, we want all of our residents to give their views on any proposed scheme. Please take part in our virtual consultation, we want as many views as possible on this development to make sure that everyone is happy with the final scheme. Thank you.”

To give your views on the proposal please go to the consultation website. We have uploaded the consultation boards which provide more information about the site, design development, current proposals and key considerations. Physical copies of the consultation boards will also be available to view in the windows of Sale Library, 2 Tatton Road, M33 7EB between 6 - 20 November 2020.

We have also prepared a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document to assist in your understanding of the proposals which can be found at the ‘FAQs’ tab to the right of this page. Your views are important to help us develop our final detailed scheme and are very much appreciated. Please use the survey available on the ‘Feedback’ button, or, alternatively send your feedback to:

If for any reason you are unable to use this website to submit your feedback but still wish to comment, please contact Avison Young who can advise further on how you can comment on the proposals. To have your say on the draft proposals, please provide your feedback by Friday 20th November 2020.

Posted on Wednesday 11th November 2020