An ‘ambitious masterplan’ has been unveiled for nearly 300 new homes on the site of a former factory in Trafford.

Proposals to build on the empty Stretford Itron gas meter works have been handed to officers at the town hall.

Miller Homes is asking for permission from the council to build 282 properties on the site on Talbot Road, Old Trafford.

The factory has been empty since the Itron closed its doors in 2016.

Planning documents state that the development will cater for a mix of homeowners by providing 91, two to four-bed family homes – and 191 studio and one to two-bed flats.

David Brackley, technical director at Miller Homes North West, said: “This is a very exciting time for Stretford with the ambitious masterplan set to transform the area into a desirable location.

“We are delighted to submit our plans for the redevelopment of the Itron site into stylish, contemporary new homes.”

He added: “We believe the design and range of accommodation we are proposing will offer attractive new housing opportunities for those already living in the area as well as helping entice more people to become part of a vibrant new community.”

Miller said the properties would also suit young professionals, students and overseas investors looking to establish a foothold in the North West.

Mark Massey, director of Calderpeel Architects, described the development as high-quality, contemporary and cutting-edge.

“The scheme has been crafted to complement the area’s existing urban grain,” he said.