PEOPLE can now have their say on plans for more than 100 new homes on an island in Trafford.

It marks the next stage in £1 billion plans for Peel L&P’s Manchester Waters development, previously referred to as Trafford Waters, which includes 162 new homes for private rent across two apartment buildings at Pomona Island.

Peel said it is bringing forward the proposals 'to help regenerate this vacant site and bring much-needed quality homes along with significant improvements in the public realm and connectivity'.

The proposed apartments sit within a wider masterplan for almost 3,000 new homes as part of the Manchester Waters close to the Trafford Centre, which was approved by Trafford Council back in 2018.

An outline planning application for the development of the wider area is being prepared and is expected to be submitted in 2022.

Once completed, the apartments will be available to be privately rented.

There is set to be a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on the site and there will be a communal terrace, courtyard garden and residents lounge.

The site is located very close to Cornbrook Metrolink station and within walking and cycling distance to other public transport options, such as Pomona Metrolink station, and Deansgate train station.

There will be a cycle parking space for every apartment as well as 42 car parking spaces, electric vehicle charging points and car club facilities.

The plans also create part of two new waterfront pedestrian and cycleways along the Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal.

The plans and associated investment are expected to create new jobs in the area throughout the construction stage.

James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s executive director of development, said: “We’re excited to be bringing forward the latest proposals to deliver much-needed, high-quality homes to rent on this well-located brownfield site. The waterfront site is extremely close to two Metrolink stations that provide quick and easy links to both the city centre and MediaCity.

“The principle of the development is to regenerate the vacant site and create a sustainable community which can thrive within a peaceful setting on the waterfront. We wish to work with local people to ensure that this is a scheme everyone can be proud of and have launched a public consultation on our draft plans. We want to encourage the local community to share their views with us before a detailed planning application is submitted to the council.”

The public consultation is now open and will run until October 10.

Residents can view the plans and have their say by visiting the consultation website

Feedback can also be sent via email to or by calling the dedicated community information line on 0333 358 0502 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm).