Labour’s plans to deliver Trafford’s first social hosing in more than a decade have been rubber-stamped.

The 30 apartments – costing in excess of £1.5m – will be built on land at the corner of Carrfield Avenue Mossfield Road in Timperley, and be housed within a three-storey block.

The development will contain a mix of one and two-bed flats.

There will be 35 car parking spaces, as well as four disabled parking bays, and room for 30 bikes.

Work will have to begin on site within three years by the developer and landlord Trafford Housing Trust (THT).

The corner of Carrfield Avenue and Mossfield Road (Image: Google Maps) 

Vice -chair of planning, Cllr Aidan Williams, who represents Bucklow St Martins, welcomed the scheme.

“In extremely stark times, Labour is providing 30 socially rented homes,” he said.

“It is very hard for providers to deliver this type of accommodation – mainly due to financial constraints – so to succeed in delivering a development of this nature is just absolutely fantastic.”

Council leader, Cllr Andrew Western, who represents Priory ward, also welcomed the plans.

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“I fully support this innovative scheme,” added Cllr Western.

“It’s the first of its kind in Trafford for more than a decade.

“And I’m particularly proud because it underpins our pledge to deliver high quality – affordable homes – across the borough.”

Cllr James Wright, Executive member for Housing, who represents Bucklow St Martins ward, said the scheme will go some way to meet the demand.

“It will provide people with attractive homes in a great location,” added Cllr Wright.

“Something that has been lacking in the borough for many, many years.

“Trafford, like many other areas, desperately needs new homes that people can afford to live in.

“And, there’s no question, this development does go some way to meet that demand.”

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