RESIDENTS will get the chance to view and ask questions about plans for the current Regent Road Car Park.

Proposals to the site include a new 300 space car park for Trafford Council, luxury apartments and a ground floor commercial space.

In March 2017 Trafford Council published a decision to include Regent Road Car Park in its Land Sales programme as a mixed-use development site.

The drawings will be unveiled to the public on November 24 and 25 and will address the lack of quality parking in Altrincham, create a much-needed green space in the town centre, as well as invigorate George Street, Regent Road and Lloyd Square.

Over the two-day exhibition, the developers for the new scheme, Altrincham-based Citybranch Ltd, will share visuals, floor plans and layouts of how the new scheme could look internally and externally.

Representatives from the design team will also be in attendance to answer any questions from the public regarding the scheme scheduled to open in Spring 2019.

In August this year, Messenger reported on resident’s concerns over the plans for the site. Many said they did not want to live with the eyesore of a a tall multi-story building and with the pollution of cars parking above the level of their homes. There was also fear over parking charges for visitors.

Dan Jerrome from the Green Party said: “We welcome the chance for residents to finally see the plans for Regent Road car park and to have the opportunity to ask questions. This feels long overdue. There are still serious issues regarding this plan in terms of increased air pollution, rising car-activity in already crowded roads such as New Street and how a public asset has been sold-on.”

“Many residents have told us that this feels like a ‘fait accompli’ that has been decided by Trafford Council and a town centre business development plan not properly explained to local people. We encourage residents to attend and to ask how these plans will affect them.”

“Some have also cast doubt on how the recent Referendum has legitimised this scheme with only 148 voting in favour. There was an exceptionally low turnout on a vote that covered far too few people.”

Mary Hughes, local resident, said: “Many local people have asked me "what are we voting for?", no-one knew or could understand the quite long and complex information that was to be found online. We have been waiting for information regarding Regent Road car park etc but it seems to have been held back until the result of the referendum.”

The exhibition will be held between 12 noon - 7pm on November 24 and 10am-5pm on November 25 at Altrincham Town Hall.