Trafford Council delivers with more affordable housing

Trafford Council is continuing to deliver on its promise to provide more affordable housing across the borough.

The authority’s Planning and Development Management Committee last night gave the go ahead for 80 new affordable apartments off Warwick Road South, Old Trafford.

The committee approved plans submitted by Southway Housing Trust and Victor (Old Trafford) Ltd - a joint venture between MC Construction and the McGoff Group - to demolish the predominantly vacant buildings on the site opposite the Old Trafford Metrolink stop, and build one five-storey and two four-storey apartment blocks.

All the homes, which are either one or two bedrooms, will be provided on an affordable basis and are being delivered by Southway Housing Trust.

In total, 22 car parking spaces will be provided to the rear of the buildings and two areas of outdoor amenity space are planned. Each block includes a cycle store on the ground floor, providing an overall total of 80 cycle parking spaces.

The development supports two of the Council’s main corporate priorities – supporting people out of poverty and addressing the climate crisis.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Advice, said: “I am delighted that this scheme was given the go ahead by the committee. Here in Trafford – like the rest of the UK – we have a shortage of housing, particularly quality, affordable housing.

“This development will help hundreds of people onto the housing ladder and into good quality apartments in an excellent location. Thank you to everyone who has worked hard on this project.”

Jonathan Turner, Assistant Director of Development at Southway Housing, said: “We look forward to working with McGoff Group to transform this site for affordable housing. The scheme will provide thermally-efficient homes that are not only affordable in terms of tenure but also cost-efficient to run - meaning residents can allocate less of their income to rent, service charges, and utilities, leaving more for a good quality of life.

“We’d like to highlight the hard work undertaken by our developer partner McGoff in progressing the scheme on our behalf, and Trafford Council for supporting the planning application.”


Work on the new development is expected to start in October 2023 and finish August 2025.



Posted on Friday 16th June 2023