PLANS to turn an Altrincham office block into more than 60 apartments are up for approval.

Trafford Council's Planning and Development Management Committee meets this week to make a decision on the proposals for Clarendon House.

Included in the plans is the addition of two storeys to the old office block, which CitiHaus bought from Trafford Council and Bruntwood back in 2018.

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There are then proposals to turn it into a total of 68 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, of which almost half are described as affordable homes.

Previously, two applications for the same site were approved, one for 42 apartments, then another for 60 apartments.

Councillors on the Planning and Development Management Committee are recommended by planning officers to approve this application too, subject to confirmation of the number of affordable homes and a contribution of more than £250,000 towards primary and secondary school places in the area.

A report to the committee reads: "The development is considered to result in minor harm to the setting of The Station Hotel and 42 Stamford New Road and also to Stamford New Road Conservation Area and negligible harm to Old Market Place Conservation Area.

"However it is considered that the public benefits of the scheme would outweigh the level of harm identified," it adds.

The committee meets on Thursday at 6.30pm.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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