PLANS to give Sale West in Trafford a massive makeover – costing at least £50 million – are set to be decided on next week.

Trafford Council’s planning committee will discuss proposals from developers Seddon Homes and housing association Irwell Valley Homes, which are part of one of the biggest estate regenerations seen across Greater Manchester for more than ten years.

Irwell Valley Homes manages more than 1000 homes on the estate.

A total of 79 brand new affordable homes are also part of the scheme.

Planning permission for these, set to cost £11 million, was granted by the council in June 2020.

The homes marked the first phase of the housing association’s planned redevelopment of the estate and were due to be completed this year.

The whole regeneration of the Sale West estate is expected to take at least seven years.

This next application as part of the scheme is for outline planning permission to regenerate the Sale West estate and involves the ‘residential development’, or revamp of up to 184 homes; replacing and upgrading the area’s sports and community spaces; creating new and improving existing roads through the estate; improving parking facilities, as well as removing and cutting back some trees.

Existing homes on the estate are all set to get new kitchens, roofs, bathrooms, gates and boilers installed.

In 2020, when the plans were first tabled, Sasha Deepwell, chief executive of Irwell Valley Homes, said: “We are delighted to be making this significant investment in the Sale West estate. We are committed to providing great homes, in good neighbourhoods, and this major regeneration programme will help us to achieve this.

“As well as the improvements to the existing homes and estate, the new homes will give local people access to a home they can afford within their community.

“Over the last two months we have been working with local residents and partners to understand their aspirations for the area. By listening to their views, we have been able to identify what’s important to them and have used their feedback to influence our plans.”

Trafford Council’s planning committee will make a decision on the outline planning application on Thursday 10 June from 6.30pm.

Council officers have recommended that the application is granted permission.