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Trafford Council appoint a developer to build houses on the site of the former magistrates court in Sale

Former Trafford Courts: Pic Darren Marsden

The council has appointed developer Seddon to build houses on land where Trafford Magistrates Court used to be in Sale.

Trafford courts was bought by the council for over £4m and bulldozed around two years ago.

Now they have appointed Seddon the ball is now rolling although the any housing development still needs to be approved by the planning committee, a public consultation will also be in operation by the end of 2020.

It is expected that the housing development will be approved as it is on brown field site and every house and flat would be snapped up very quickly due to the location.

Gladly some of these houses and flats will be affordable.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“This is a flagship scheme in the centre of the town and meets the Council’s policy of building more housing on brownfield sites, including affordable homes. Along with the delivery of new homes, the project will contribute to the regeneration of Sale town centre ensuring that the type of development delivered will provide the greatest benefit for Sale and its residents.

The magistrates’ court has been closed for two years and it was always the intention to bring forward the site of this former public building forward with a positive new use generating new and affordable homes.”

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