Trafford Housing Trust (THT) are proposing to demolish their social housing blocks in New Street Altrincham and completely redevelop the site.

Understandably New Street residents are furious about the scale of the proposals and the impact this will have on them. In particular the loss of on street parking which is already at a premium.  Accordingly representatives of the Civic Society have met with THT to discuss their concerns.  As a result the following comments have been shared with THT.

When the Regent Road car park development was opened to public debate there were many objections, forty seven separate ones from New Street residents alone. There will certainly be more objections to this development.
Coupled with the totally out of character and scale development of the apartments and multi storey car park at the New Street and Regent Road junction currently in progress this development represents yet more disregard of public opinion and planning for Altrincham Centre.
The proposal of twenty six terraced houses, thirteen fronting New Street, and the further development of a massive apartment block of seventy eight apartments adjacent to a vastly over scaled multi storey car park and even more new apartments represents over development on an almost gargantuan scale.
On the subject of parking alone, residents currently using spaces outside the existing New Street flats will lose at least 19 Pay & Display spaces used for overnight parking and additionally the fourteen lock up garage spaces, plus two reserved residents parking slots representing a total loss of 35 slots. The new development provides a total of four spaces in compensation for this loss. The new multi storey car park for public and resident use will not provide enough space when completed and will have difficult access anyway because of the new one way system proposed for the Town, and shortly to come into operation.
This proposal represents even more gross overdevelopment of an important Town Centre location and shows a complete disregard to residents welfare in the creation of yet more unsightly and unsuitable housing with little or no respect to even a slight retention of ever diminishing public open space.
We understand that Trafford Housing Trust intend to apply for planning permission in June. The Civic Society will not support this application and intends to oppose it by all possible means.
If you wish to object to this development, look out for the planning application next month.

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