First look at the 138 new properties which could be built in Altrincham town centre

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Here’s a first look at some of the 138 new properties which could be built on land currently occupied by Albert, Chapel and Lloyds Courts in Altrincham town centre.

Local residents are being invited to have a further say on proposals for a regeneration of New Street by Trafford Housing Trust (THT).

THT customers and neighbours of Albert, Chapel and Lloyds Courts will this week receive an update on plans for the homes along with the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions online.

This second consultation follows two previous events at Altrincham Town Hall in November last year, and now includes online access to a fly-through video of the new scheme.

The proposals would see 138 new energy-efficient properties created, including 104 new townhouses and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, in and around New Street.

The current homes on Albert, Chapel and Lloyds Courts would be demolished.

The current homes on Albert, Chapel and Lloyds Courts would be demolished under the proposals

An initial consultation in 2018 concluded that considerable investment was required to repair the homes – which were originally built in 1960 and now need significant structural and essential works, including repair to roofs, windows and doors, concrete walkways, guttering and communal areas.

Ben Townsend, Director of Developer at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “We have listened to what customers and neighbours have told us is important to them from our first consultation and made some changes to the proposed scheme. These include revised parking plans for the terraced housing, the introduction of short stay visitor parking spaces and a commitment to increasing the number of trees overall in and around the development.

“We are confident that our revised plans will be well received and look forward to receiving further comments during this second consultation. The development of this part of Altrincham is key to the regeneration of the town centre as a whole and plays a vital role in upgrading the quality and choice of affordable housing in the area.”

Consultation on the draft proposals runs until 25th May and any comments or feedback received will be included in the planning application, which is due to be submitted later this year.

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