Albert, Chapel & Lloyds Court - Regeneration update
We know that there's a need to provide better quality affordable homes in Altrincham and across Trafford, and we want to ensure that we can offer customers greater choice.
It's important to us that all customers and residents are provided with transparent and honest information on the redevelopment plans for New Street (the existing site of Albert, Chapel, and Lloyds Court) and that you can share your views.
Here is an update on the latest proposals for the regeneration of New Street, Altrincham, along with details of how to provide feedback prior to the submission of a planning application currently scheduled for May 2022.
The application site which represents New Street development is shown below
The proposed redevelopment has the potential to deliver a minimum of 104 new one, two and three-bed mixed-tenure homes, including 26 two and three-bed townhouses and 78 one, two and three-bed apartments. The purchase of properties in Chapel Square will provide 34 new homes as an option for existing Trafford Housing Trust tenants from Albert, Chapel and Lloyds Courts and will be available from August 2022.
Following the public consultation event at Altrincham Town Hall in November, we have taken on board customers’ and residents’ comments, and some of the key amendments to our proposals are as follows:
- The height of the main City Branch apartment gradually reduces, with the main apartment block 5 storeys at the highest, stepping down to 4 and 3 storeys on New Street
- The main apartment block has a raised courtyard offering outside space to occupants with concealed undercroft parking for 33 cars at street level
- Parking provision has been reduced with the terraced houses now only having one driveway parking space
- The integral garage has been removed with habitable rooms now occupying the front of the terraced houses
- The refuse bins will be concealed
- The width of the apartment block courtyard has been increased to ensure higher levels of sunlight
- Introduced mansard (sloped) roof to the main apartment block
- Flat roofs to smaller terraced units have been replaced with pitched roofs
- A landscaping scheme has been developed to ensure tree retainment and replacement
- Reprovision of four short stay parking spaces introduced to Road 2 to replace some of the lost pay and display parking provision, with the Council’s new multi-storey car park providing additional parking
The design strategy for the site has been to provide a transition between the City Branch development to the terraced houses on New Street whilst also trying to conceal from view a large proportion of the multi-storey car park currently being built.
How to comment
We invite you to submit your comments on the draft proposals via the 'share your thoughts' form below, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received will be used to inform the planning application before it is submitted to Trafford Council. Consultation on the draft proposals will run until 25 May 2022.
Please note: All comments received will be made public in the Pre-Application Consultation Statement which will be submitted with the forthcoming planning application. All personal data will be redacted.
Any redevelopment proposals for the site would be subject to gaining planning approval and a final decision by the Trafford Housing Trust Board.
Share your thoughts
If you'd like to share your thoughts, please complete the feedback form: