Gorse Hill Labour

A regular blog and updates from Mike Cordingley, Councillor for Gorse Hill Ward in Trafford – Gtr Manchester.

Masterplan for Pomona Island put back again

Consultation on the long-awaited masterplan for the 26-acre site will not take place until next year due to delays caused by Covid-19, land owner Peel L&P said. 

Pomona Island, which Peel has rebranded as Manchester Waters, is a swathe of land that sits between the Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal west of the city centre, straddling Trafford, Salford and Manchester local authority areas. 

I’m disappointed. There’s real scope for something low traffic, green and exciting but a piecemeal approach won’t deliver.

Mike Cordingley

Outline Plans for B&Q site submitted

100400/OUT/20 | The demolition of existing retail unit and associated structures; erection of buildings for a mix of use including: 333 apartments (use class C3) and communal spaces ancillary to the residential use; flexible space for use classes A1, A3, D1 and/or D2; undercroft car parking; new public realm; and associated engineering works and infrastructure | Former B&Q Site Great Stone Road Stretford M32 0YP

Link to application

Demolition of old sorting office and a new coffee drive thru for Stretford amongst this week’s planning apps

Demolition of the old Lacy Street sorting office is submitted for planning consent.

Also on this week’s planning list is a new coffee drive thru near to St Ann’s church in Stretford. This is on the site of the service station there and the planning application includes the removal of all the fuel tanks and structures.

Planning List