Plans for more than 160 homes in Old Trafford are in the pipeline after Trafford Council and Trafford Housing Trust agreed to a joint venture (JV).

The JV, called Homes for Trafford, hopes to regenerate a patch of land off Bold Street and turn it into 162 modern and sustainable apartments and houses in a range of sizes and styles, available to rent or for sale.

This patch of land was once the site of three tower blocks and The Seahawk, a pub which closed a number of years ago.

As well as the 162 apartments and houses, of which around 50 are to be affordable, the regeneration is expected to include a cafe and green spaces.

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Cllr Liz Patel, the council's executive member for economy and regeneration, said: "This project is a demonstration of Trafford Council’s commitment to delivering quality, sustainable and affordable homes to help address the housing shortages we face right across the borough.

"We're very much looking forward to working with Trafford Housing Trust on this exciting regeneration project which will not only provide new much-needed homes but will help build a new community and green space in Old Trafford."

And Ben Townsend, the director of development at Trafford Housing Trust, said: "We're excited to be working with Trafford Council once again to develop quality, sustainable homes and places where people want to live as part of our commitment to tackling the housing crisis.

"At Trafford Housing Trust, we pride ourselves on helping to create communities as well as homes and, by investing in areas such as a new café, community hub and green spaces, we're confident this will become a great and popular place to live.”

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Pending approval of its plans, Homes for Trafford hopes to welcome its first homeowners and tenants in summer 2024.