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Latest news from Gorse Hill and surrounds


Campaigners lose battle over Pocket Park on Station Road

A four year battle to save a pocket park opposite Trafford Park Station has been lost after developers won their appeal against planning refusal.

Councillor Mike Cordingley said it was sad that residents were losing a valued patch of green in such a densely populated area. "I still have concerns over these apartments even though the designs are much improved from the ones they started with. It's devastating that we won't see the summer blackberry harvesting, or hear the birdsong along here again. It's often patches like this piece of scrub that do as much for wellbeing in neighbourhoods as any amount of National Trust stately homes, and they are no less worthy of preservation."

Planning Appeal Doccuments


Planning Application - PC World Site

The works for the Lidl supermarket are submitted to planning. Application 92714/FUL/17 Consultation End Date 7th December.

Broadly in support of this application. I am keen to get reassurance that they won't impact on the Ravenswood Rest space that Gorgeous Gorse Hill have so lovingly brought back to life. Also want to anticipate crossover between Tesco and Lidl - safe crossing and trolley management but Lidl have so far seemed open to talk.

Mike Cordingley


Planning Application - Car Care Shop to become a hot food takeaway

Planning application 92751/COU/17 - Change of use to hot food takeaway next to Gorse Hill Pub.
Consultation end date 11th December.

I have worries about this application. We must be close to saturation point for takeaways along this parade - that might not be a planning consideration, but it is a genuine worry. There is the obvious crime and anti social behaviour aspect but also waste disposal and drainage. The pavement is no longer a pavement.

Mike Cordingley


Electronic Kershaw Mural to be displayed on Victoria Warehouse

The planning application to screen the Old Trafford Mural on Victoria Warehouse has been submitted.



Speculation on what the Glazers could be doing

Manchester United owners the Glazer family have been steadily buying up land around Old Trafford since taking ownership of the club in 2005.

At a cost of millions of pounds, the Americans have carried out a sustained and targeted campaign to take control of surrounding real estate, which could provide future development opportunities.

The Manchester Evening News Sports team have speculated that while a move away from the Theatre of Dreams would be controversial, they do have the room to rebuild a state of the art stadium on the same site in the manner of Spurs, with fewer constraints.



Health and Safety Warning

An angler who almost died after he accidentally got a whole live dover sole stuck in his throat as he tried to plant a kiss on it has been reunited with the ambulance crew that saved him.



UA92 - University Academy 92


Brand new University set to open here with an ambitious vision to deliver a curriculum with employability and character development at the core wrapped around by academic development. The campus will be on Talbot Road at the former Kelloggs site opposite Trafford Town Hall. Partnered by Class of 92, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Trafford Council, Trafford College and Bruntwood, the plans include a new sports centre and student accommodation in the centre of Stretford.


Stockport College and Trafford College to Merge

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Trafford College and Stockport College have announced plans to merge. There will be a short consultation.

Both colleges will keep their existing names and campuses, with Stockport on Wellington Road South, and Trafford on Manchester Road, Timperley.

The merger is seen as making them both more sustainable.

Manchester Evening News

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