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£1Bn Trafford Waters development given go-ahead

News   •   Oct 14, 2016 14:11 BST

Green light given for huge £1Bn Trafford Waters development on banks of Manchester Ship Canal.

A huge £1Bn development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford, proposed by Peel Land and Property, has been given the green light from Trafford council.

The masterplan, which has been 15 years in the making, finally went before councillors on Thursday (13 October 2016).

The scheme will create 5,000 jobs on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal.

It is set to feature 3,000 new flats, nearly one million square feet of shop and office space, a 300 room hotel, a 150 bed care home, and a new primary school next to the Chill Factore.

It is also set to feature four multi-use games areas and children’s play areas, shops and food and drink outlets.

The site will be built on disused land.

Trafford Waters will be linked to the intu Trafford Centre by a green bridge, providing residents, employees and visitors with easy access to the bus station and Metrolink stop.

James Whittaker, Peel Land and Property’s group development Director, said: “Trafford Waters will bring a unique neighbourhood to Greater Manchester, which will not only provide much-needed residential housing but also office space which will help unlock business and employment opportunities.

“The development will be sustainable and feature cycleways, plenty of landscaped, green spaces and waterways, making it a really attractive place to live, work and play. It will be a high quality development that will feature everything families would expect an established urban community to have and we’re very excited to be bringing this to the people of Trafford.”

Cllr Sean Anstee, leader of Trafford Council, said: “Trafford Waters has all of the characteristics to be a model for urban regeneration and the creation of a high quality place that people choose to live and work.

“This sustainable development will bring significant investment into Trafford alongside a further boost for our local economy, already the most resilient in the North West.”

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