TWO major developments that will deliver almost 500 homes for Trafford have been approved by 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 were rubber stamped during Thursday’s planning meeting.

The schemes will provide the borough with a mixture of family homes ­— and one and two-bed apartments.

‘Ambitious masterplan’ for almost 300 new homes on former factory site.

Developer Miller Homes will now overhaul the empty Stretford Itron gas meter works­ — and deliver 282 properties.

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

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

Speaking in favour of the application, Cllr Anne Duffield said she was ‘pleased’ to support this scheme because it’s a strategic site close to good transport links.

“The site deserves a high-quality development ­— and I believe that is what Miller Homes will deliver here,” she said.

Plans for 16-story Trafford Plaza tower block approved

Plans for the site, along Seymore Grove, Old Trafford, were due to be approved in June, 2017.

However, town hall bosses deferred the decision until a financial agreement between the council and the developer was approved.

Although, council chiefs did approve the scheme subject to the terms of the agreement.

The development, by property consultant Regency in partnership with Intro Developments, will provide 64 one-bedroom and 110 two-bedroom apartments.

However, not everyone is in favour of the scheme, as 32 residents submitted objection letters.

They argue that the tower block would be too high and that more than 152 car parking spaces would be needed.

However, Cllr Daniel Bunting said: “This application is just as a change of conditions as we have already agreed on the scheme.

“It would impossible to refuse the development because of our previous decision.

“I do realise that many people are unhappy about the build, but we’ve already approved it.”

“All we are dealing with is where the residents will park.”