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Old Trafford Masterplan regeneration project unveiled at Essex Way
THE multi-million pound urban regeneration of Old Trafford, the Old Trafford Masterplan, is now underway.
Over the next ten years the project’s organisers aim to create a new gateway to Trafford, as well as providing a mix of social housing and affordable private accommodation and environmental improvements.
They plan to completely transform the area and its sky line, as well as boost the local economy.
The project was officially launched at Essex Way by chief executive of Trafford Housing Trust (THT), Matthew Gardiner, and Councillor Michael Hyman, Executive Member for Economic Growth and Prosperity with the laying of a ceremonial stone last week.
Mr Gardiner said: “The Old Trafford Masterplan will breathe new life into an area that in the past has experienced under investment.
“After years of planning, we are delighted to be working with the council to bring our joint vision to full fruition.
Trafford Council has provided the land at Essex Way and THT has financed the scheme with support from the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) Affordable Homes Programme.
The first phase of the development will see 62 new homes built at Essex Way, 29 houses and 33 two-bedroom flats.
The trust aims to have built a further 100 new homes by 2014, with outline planning permission granted for more on the Tamworth estate, where four tower blocks will be demolished and a further
three will be regenerated.
The Masterplan is split into nine pockets of development in the Old Trafford area – Tamworth, Ayres Road Gateway, Hullard Neighbourhood, The Rivers Neighbourhood, The Cliftons Neighbourhood, Shrewsbury Street, Stretford Road, Fahey’s Depot and St. George’s Gate.
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