Altrincham residents are being invited to a public consultation event to discuss proposals for a regeneration programme from Trafford Housing Trust.

The drop-in session will take place at Altrincham Town Hall on 8 November from 5.00pm until 7.00pm, and will allow visitors to consider proposals to provide better quality homes on New Street. It follows a residents-only consultation that took place last Monday (1 November), with customers from Albert, Chapel and Lloyds Courts.

Customers and leaseholders at these properties were initially consulted in 2018 alongside local Councillors, where the overriding view was that considerable investment was required to deal with structural issues, and there was a real need for better quality accommodation.

This latest consultation will allow visitors to comment on the emerging plans, which include replacing the blocks on New Street with new, energy efficient, high-quality homes, which provide greater housing choices for all age groups and mix of housing type and tenure.

Larry Gold, Chief Executive of Trafford Housing Trust, said: “We are at the very early stages of this project, and no decisions have been made yet on the future of these properties, so we wanted to gauge public opinion from the outset.  Once we have gathered opinions, we will feed back to our colleagues internally before a further consultation on our revised plans will take place.

“The New Street development is a vital part of the regeneration of Altrincham town centre and plays a key role in upgrading the quality and choice of affordable housing in the area, so it is essential we gather all viewpoints before progressing our plans.”

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Following the initial November consultation there will another opportunity to see how plans are progressing at a second consultation, which will take place later in the year.