A new village will now be created after it got approval at a planning meeting last night.
The site on the former Kellogg’s offices on Talbot Road will be where this village will be built, the village will be called ‘Lumina’ and will mean 750 homes will be built including a primary school and a 100 bedroom hotel.
With the approval of this new village comes with it over 2000 new jobs the council believes during the construction phase it will benefit Trafford by £18m per year.
They also believe once completed residents in the new village will spend an estimated £11.2m per year in the local area.
Trafford claim that 15% of the apartments will be affordable which is 5% over the minimum expected for any new housing development.
Bruntwood and Trafford Council held a public consultation which many people felt it was a good thing to be building this new village for Trafford, with a greener focus where cycling and walking is put first this was a winner with everyone.
With other mega sized housing developments going up in the Old Trafford area, will this village with its green focus give bigger headaches for other roads, the other developments do not have any green focus and so thousands more cars and vans will be added to the already chocked up network.
Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said:
“This exciting development on the iconic former Kellogg’s site will provide much-needed quality housing, an excellent primary school, offices and a superb hotel. It will totally transform the area and create a fantastic place for people who live and work there. This development fully supports the Council’s Corporate priorities of creating quality and affordable housing and successful and thriving places.
The scheme will also create thousands of jobs and benefit the borough to the tune of £18 million and I am delighted that planning permission has been granted. We will of course continue to engage with local residents as the development takes shape in the future. The Lumina Village project forms part of our overall strategy for the area and we are proud to be bringing this forward in partnership with Bruntwood Works.”
The joint venture is part of Trafford Council’s wider partnership with Bruntwood Works, which also includes the development of the Stamford Quarter in Altrincham as well as Stretford Mall.