A NEW 197-room hotel could be coming to Stretford if plans are given the green light.

AEW Architects Ltd has submitted an application to Trafford Council on behalf of Create Developments to bring the nine-storey hotel development on Circle Court just south of Trafford Park and off the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road.

The 0.65 hectare site has been largely vacant for years and was temporarily used for construction works and is next to the Circle Court residential tower.

The scheme is set to bring around 40 jobs to to the area which will be sourced through local employment agencies.

In the planning statement, the developers said: "The proposed development is undoubtedly a positive intervention for the site, community, and borough, bringing with it a sustainable, long-term solution for maximising the efficient use of this under-utilised parcel of land.

"It will being the effective and efficient use of under-utilised brownfield land."

Construction investment on the project will be £16m which is creating an estimated total impact of £51.6m through a supply chain.

There will be car parking for the users of Circle Court Hotel with 127 spaces being created.

The hotel will have a public restaurant and seated areas and back-of-house areas on the ground floor while the guestrooms will be on the upper floors from one to eight.

On the first floor there will be 22 guest homes along with a fitness centre - which can be used by hotel guests.

In the planning statement, among the benefits of the scheme include an 'increase in expenditure in the local economy including at top attractions such as the Trafford Centre and Event City, as well as in local businesses such as pubs and restaurants'.

The planning statement added: "The scheme directly supports the economic, social, and environmental objectives of Trafford Council.

"Given the benefits of this proposal and its compliance with national, regional, and local policy, as well as relevant legislation, it is considered that this application should be approved without delay."

Cllr Mike Cordingley, who represents the Gorse Hill ward, said: "I think the hotel is too big and oversized and it will have too much of an impact on residents but I will be trying to work with the developers to reduce that impact."

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