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Developments in the local area
Topic posted by JohnM ... dated:17 November 2005
Those of you who read and contribute here regulary will know that I keep a close eye on future
major developments in the area, particulary related to Peel Holdings.

As promised a week or so back in this thread I hope to describe the main developments so others
can obtain an overview of what is on the cards nad to bring together all comments under one thread - some of these developments have been agreed, others
are still on the drawing board. Please feel free to correct or add any comments as you see fit.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:18 December 2017

I can't see how that new bridge is going to help matters, it will just dump everyone right into the thick of it at the Trafford Centre roundabout which was total gridlock today from about 12 onwards. 

Same as going the other way, its bad enough going from the Nags Head toward the motorway most days, why would you sit in further traffic to get to the bridge when you can turn onto the motorway and sit in traffic there instead.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:18 December 2017

Fourth lane of M62 will finally open - but 50mph speed limit to remain ...LINK

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:17 December 2017

I heard yesterday that the bridge will be opening on Wednesday. We shall see if it turns out to be true then. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:09 December 2017
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:09 December 2017

92181/DEM/17 |It's the Demolition of existing buildings comprising of old nurses home and education building.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:09 December 2017
Whilst walking the dog on footpath between golf course and Trafford general hospital you can here jack hammers working inside the nurses home any ideas of what happing.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 December 2017

The Mobility Shop on Station Road has reached the end of its lease and closed up.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:05 December 2017

My last entry has been found as incorrect it is not the Chesham but the home slightly further down that was recently sold. Sorry, the address of 111 Church Road is correct.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 December 2017

The Chesham B&B on Church Road is trying for permission to convert into retirement flats. Lovely building, it is to be hoped any changes are internal only.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:02 December 2017

The Urmston Partnership have been advertising the Santa's Grotto but to see it will go further for next year is good news.
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:01 December 2017

Looks like this is what is happening at the former Thornley Groves estate agent. http://www.imbibeurmston.com

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:30 November 2017

Harry's Temperance Bar is now open on Flxton Road. Old time treats and pop make up the menu.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:28 November 2017

The application regarding the Bowfell Leasure Centre this week will not appease too many if that is all that will be done. Carnall may still stand a chance of survival.
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:26 October 2017

Raphael's House of Healing has been closed for ages.  Bang Tidy Lifestyle Lounge is opening soon.  I also believe a music shop specialising in guitars will be opening in Urmston in the new year - no idea where.

Elswehere, I saw a planning application for selling alcohol on & off the premises at 192 Church Road in the paper yesterday.  This is currently the Cara Tool Hire shop.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:25 October 2017

Two changes for Station Road, Raphael has closed and the new shop next door is to be Bang-Tidy.
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:20 October 2017

Taken from Facebook...re Urban Flame...

Olive or Twist

After a positive site visit from Planning this afternoon, we would like to finally announce what has been on so many lips for the past couple of months. Urban Flame @ 446-448 Flixton Road will be closing the showroom doors at the end of the year and we will re-open as Olive or Twist after the refurbishment.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 October 2017

The Flixton Road Kiosk, when upgraded, is to be called "I Brows" probably because they cannot spell eyebrows. There are also signs in the shop next to "Whats the catch" on Station Road, as yet unknown of the intent. The Station Bar and grill has applied to extend its licence to include late night music and entertainment.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:15 October 2017

The version I heard is that a new indoor market building will sit behind the two houses proposed to be built on Primrose alongside the Church.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:14 October 2017

The plan is to put a roof over the existing outdoor market space with fixed food units around the sides, like Altrincham market. I see no reason why the artisan market couldn't continue in the middle of it, just as Altrincham market has regular craft markets etc. 

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:13 October 2017

I wonder what will happen to the existing Indoor Market.

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Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:13 October 2017

I wonder what will happen to the Artisan Market?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:12 October 2017
The McGoff Group has acquired the Urmston Market site LINK
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:03 October 2017

This must be one of the last old houses left in the area. I can well imagine what Bent Lanes used to look like before all the "new" houses were build. This one, then the house where Mrs. Pike used to live, Stickens Farm and a couple of other cottages dotted around. No street lighting, must have been one creepy walk home.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 October 2017

Application has been received by Trafford to pull down Beech Cottage on Bent Lanes.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:30 September 2017

The tiny newspaper shop "Kiosk" on Flixton Road closes today for the last time. The building, I am told, is to be renovated from top to bottom.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:22 September 2017

Look at these treasures GetChucked found in the loft at 40 Flixton Road...LINK

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:22 September 2017

All the roads around the Trafford Centre are designed to shovel as many cars into the place as possible and get them spending, not to manage the traffic around the area.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:22 September 2017

Another one bites the Duster. Thornley Groves Urmston office appears to be clearing out. Notice displayed to refer to Altrincham for any enquiries.
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:22 September 2017

Graz - think of the congestion it may relieve on the motorway.  It will also improve access to and from the Salford Reds stadium, and Port Salford.  Eventually, it is also planned that trams will use the bridge (the ultimate goal of that has been discussed on here before.)

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