PLANS to build 600 new homes in Trafford that will form part of a £100 million development are expected to be approved.

Blueprints, submitted to the town hall Galliford Try Partnerships and Trafford Housing Trust, revealed land at Heath Farm Lane, which backs on to Carrington Moss, in Partington, are a step closer to being rubber-stamped.

The plan is for a mix of one and five-bed properties and apartments for private sale, shared ownership and affordable rent.

Developers say 148 homes could be built on the former gas works site.

A full planning application has been submitted for the first part of the new estate.

Meanwhile, developers are also seeking outline planning permission for the remaining 452 homes, alongside new public open space.

New roads will also be built, as well as car parking spaces, electrical sub-stations and drainage.

Members of the council’s planning committee have been recommended to approve the scheme on Thursday.

Planning documents read: “The proposal is to develop the site with up to 600 residential units with vehicle access taken from Broadway and Moss View Road.

“The site will generate a new place that aims to meet the needs of the new community and its future generations.

“It also seeks to deliver a sustainable development and a high quality of life that improves the social and environmental well being of its residents.”

“The proposals, therefore, have the potential to support the existing community and local businesses through an increased population living nearby.”

However, not everyone is in favour of the scheme as a number of residents have submitted objection letters to the council.

They say the current transport infrastructure is already ‘poor, overstretched and inadequate’.

While some argue the development would not deliver the infrastructure needed for a development of this size. 

Neighbours are also concerned about the air and noise pollution – and the impact the scheme would have on wildlife.