Plans to bulldoze a Sale synagogue to make way for three family homes have been heavily criticised by neighbours.

Residents fear the Hesketh Road development, which has the backing of town hall bosses, would impact wildlife and result in overdevelopment of the plot.

They also cite issues with parking, overshadowing – and raised concerns about the number of trees earmarked to be felled.

Trustees of Sale Hebrew Congregation are seeking permission from town hall bosses to redevelop the site.

Blueprints include providing two five-bed semi-detached homes, complete with loft extensions, in addition to a similar detached property.

A planning document stated there is ‘no clear reason’ to refuse the application.

“The development will deliver a number of benefits, most notably the redevelopment of a vacant site and the delivery of new housing in a sustainable location,” the report read.

“All planning issues have been considered and representation responses taken into account.

“In conclusion, the scheme complies with the development plan and national planning policy in terms of access, layout and scale.”

However,  some residents disagree and have submitted a number of objections letters to the council.

One neighbour argued parking along Hesketh Road was a ‘big problem’ due to staff from nearby offices it as their ‘personal car park’. 

While ward councillor Rob Chilton highlighted similar concerns.

Members of Trafford’s planning committee are due to determine the application next week.

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