FLAGSHIP ‘FUTURE CARRINGTON’, TRAFFORD GETS THE GO AHEAD
On behalf of HIMOR Group, Spawforths have delivered a fantastic result of regional importance by obtaining planning permission for the first phase of Future Carrington in Trafford. Future Carrington has been described as development which will “deliver transformation at a scale rarely witnessed”.
Councillors gave the green light to initial plans for up to 725 homes, 1 million sq.ft of employment space, a village centre, parks and a Rugby Club and pitches at a meeting on Thursday 13th April. The decision will see up to 1,800 jobs created and new life breathed into the former Shell petrochemical site.
It comes after Future Carrington was named in the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Investment Opportunities Portfolio, as one of 12 priority projects that will drive £5 billion of investment into the North.
Following the decision Darren Jones, Managing Director of HIMOR, said:
“Future Carrington is a flagship vision as part of the Northern Powerhouse and we’re delighted this planning consent enables the delivery of long-held, shared ambitions to create a thriving, high quality community. This decision will be the catalyst for substantial investment that will bring much-need new homes, jobs and community facilities to Carrington and, ultimately, a lasting legacy for residents and businesses in South Manchester.”
Working in partnership with Trafford Council, HIMOR now intends to prepare a reserved matters application for the development site and has appointed project managers to progress the first employment spaces. With interested housebuilders already identified, it is anticipated that work to deliver the new homes will start in late 2017.
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