PLANS for two major developments that could deliver more than 450 homes in Trafford have the backing of town hall bosses.

Blueprints for 282 properties on the former Itron factory site – and plans to build a 16-story tower block to house 174 flats at Trafford Plaza have been recommended for approval by council officers.

The developments are due to be discussed by members of the council’s planning committee on Thursday.

If both schemes are given the go-ahead they will provide the borough with a mixture of family homes ­— and one to two-bed apartments.

Miller Homes is seeking permission to redevelop the empty Stretford Itron gas meter works – and, if the plans are agreed, the site will house 282 properties.  

The former Talbot Road factory in Old Trafford has lain deserted since Itron closed its doors in 2016.

Meanwhile, new plans for the site include building 10 apartment blocks to house 191 flats – and 91, two to four-bed houses.  

However, not everyone is in favour of the scheme, as the authority has received a number of objection letters.

Residents say more homes equals extra cars on the already congested roads — and argue more cycle routes and pathways should be provided.

In September, 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.”

Plans for the 16-story Trafford Plaza tower block, located along Seymore Grove, Old Trafford, were due to be approved in June, last year.

However, town hall bosses deferred making a decision on the application until a financial agreement between the council and the developer was agreed.

The scheme is now back on the table ­— and, if approved, will deliver ‘much needed high-quality residential accommodation’ to the local area, says property consultant Regency.

The firm, in partnership with Intro Developments, plans to build on the site of a current car park off Seymour Grove.

The scheme will include 64 one-bedroom and 110 two-bedroom apartments.

However, similar to the Itron factory development not everyone is in favour of these plans either.

Residents have submitted 32 objection letters.

They argue that the tower block is too high and that 152  car parking spaces are not enough.

However, Michael Fenlon, the sales and marketing director for Regency disagrees.

He said: “This is the most exciting Regency residential project to date.

“Trafford Plaza is located in a prime position within the Old Trafford area of Manchester and in close proximity to the football and cricket grounds.

“During the proposed time of development, the area will be provided with 174 much-needed quality homes while also boasting an underground car park.”