A plan for a dozen homes on the corner of a car park is causing consternation among residents and a football club in Urmston.

The plan for 12 apartments on the site on Pennybridge Lane, next to Trafford FC, was submitted to Trafford Council last month.

The applicant, MSV Housing, aims for the one-bedroom homes to be 'move on' accommodation for those taking the next steps from homeless accommodation.

The application results in the loss of around 30 spaces from the corner of the car park.

It reads: "The scheme is to develop the site with 12 one-bedroom apartments for move on accommodation for people taking the next steps from homeless accommodation in the borough.

"Each apartment has its own front door off to the street creating a sense of ownership, with the bedrooms located to the front of the building and the living space to the rear of the building.

"The scale, the mass and the number of units of the development have been carefully considered in relation to the environment.

"As such, the scheme is relative to its environment and provides a beneficial and welcome addition to the street scene and the site's immediate surroundings."

The plan is causing consternation amongst residents and the football club, which attracts hundreds of fans to its fixtures in the Northern Premier League (NPL).

Their comments on the application focus on the loss of around 30 spaces from the corner of the car park – also used by commuters at Chassen Road and visitors to William Wroe – but also include concerns about the loss of light and the loss of privacy.

One of these comments, from a resident on Whitelake Avenue, reads: "This car parking space is used by a lot of local residents and it would be detrimental to the area to lose any of the space.

"By losing the car parking space, the already saturated surrounding roads struggle with the extra volume of vehicles and cause issues for access for local residents and for emergency services."

Meanwhile Trafford FC have started a petition and have shared it on their website and social media. 

It reads: "The club and local residents are opposed to this idea as it will have an enormous impact on the numbers able to park at the ground. Many people will park on the local streets."

The deadline for a decision is on July 26. The petition is on Trafford FC's website and social media. 

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.