Council keeping promise to provide more affordable homes

Trafford Council is keeping up on its promise to provide more affordable homes across the borough. 

The Council and housing developer Seddon Development Ltd have submitted a planning application to build 48 townhouses and 38 apartments – including at least 21 affordable - on the site of the former Sale Magistrates Court off Ashton Road.

The application will be considered at a future meeting of the Council’s planning committee and all views given by residents in a recent consultation will be taken into account.

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 of building more housing on brownfield sites, including affordable homes. At least 21 affordable homes will be built on the site with the option for more. Trafford Council remains committed to tackling the housing crisis and this development among others will make another contribution towards that goal.

We are very proud of this development as Trafford, like every other authority, is keen to build new homes for future generations."

 The application includes: 

  • 48 townhouses and 38 apartments in a range of types and sizes (1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes)
  • At least 21 affordable homes
  • A new vehicular access to the site from York Road to the west
  • A ‘Pocket Park’ between the apartment blocks to serve as a green space for the new residents as well as the local community and to encourage linkages to Sale town centre.

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.

Posted on Thursday 3rd December 2020