Hundreds of homes could be built on the former B&Q site in Old Trafford.

Developers are seeking permission to build 433 properties on the derelict brownfield site at Great Stone Road, adjacent Old Trafford cricket ground.

The Trafford Place development, designed by Manchester-based architects O’Connell East, will include a mix of one, two and three-bed properties, a public realm and ground-floor units designed for commercial or community uses.

The development will include blocks of flats up to 12 storeys high, overlooking Old Traffic cricket ground. If approved, the development will be approximately twice the height of any other building in the immediate vicinity.

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A planning report stated that car and cycle parking will be provided beneath a podium level, and the scheme will also include a car club.

“The building has been designed so that it steps up from six storeys in height away from Great Stone Road, to a maximum height of 12 storeys above the parking,” read the report.

“Given the site’s proximity to Old Trafford cricket ground and other residential areas, these designs have been carefully considered to be complementary to the local area, both in terms of the building height and the overall design.”

The provision of affordable housing will be discussed with council planning officers as part of the application process.

The development will provide ‘build to rent’ properties, which will deliver homes for local people who prefer to rent ‘well managed’ developments. 

According to the report the aim of the scheme is to offer homes at a competitive discount rate compared to Manchester city centre.

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Ninety apartments have recently been developed at Trafford Plaza on Seymour Grove and work is ongoing at West Point on Chester Road to create 308 apartments.

Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford have been approached for comment.

In addition, the project would deliver ‘significant’ local economic benefits, including more than £30million during the construction phase and a substantial number of temporary jobs.

Stephen Webster, Chairman of Accrue Capital, said: “We have been hugely encouraged that the majority of people who responded to our consultation supported the idea.

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“The plans have been carefully put together to ensure that Trafford Place delivers the maximum benefit possible to the local area.

“With a chronic shortage of new housing in the area the scheme aims to help change that by providing quality, well designed homes suitable for the needs of the local market.

“Supported by communal spaces, we believe that the development will deliver major benefits to the area and we look forward to working with the council and other local stakeholders in progressing our vision for Trafford Place.”