The £1bn scheme would create 5,000 jobs through building plush homes and business space near to the Trafford Centre

 

Bosses of a planned £1bn development say locals have reacted positively to their vision.

The M.E.N. told how Peel Land & Property wanted to create the Trafford Waters scheme on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, in a move it is hoped will create 5,000 jobs.

Readers expressed concerns about heightened traffic congestion and the suitability of the planned homes for families.

But Peel has dubbed a public exhibition to showcase the vision, at the Venus Building, off Trafford Boulevard, a success, with 169 people having turned out.

James Whittaker, development director at Peel Land & Property, said: “We are delighted that so many people took the time to learn about our plans for Trafford Waters, and that many of them share our enthusiasm for the scheme.

“We were pleased to have the opportunity to explain our vision for providing high-density urban living, including for families, in an attractive setting with lots of green space,

something not currently available in Greater Manchester.

“We will now be carefully reviewing the feedback to ensure that our planning application addresses any points people have raised.”

Trafford Waters will combine up to 3,000 apartments with around 875,000 sq ft of business space, including offices, small-scale retail, leisure and community uses.

Green corridors and waterways would throughout the site, which is next to the intu Trafford Centre and Trafford Leisure Village

It would be linked to the mall by a green bridge, according to Peel.

A planning application will be submitted to Trafford council shortly and it is expected to be determined in the summer.

More information can be found by visiting traffordwaters.co.uk or by calling the Freephone project information line on 0800 298 7040.

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