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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 Atlantean ... dated:14 August 2017

There was a big wheel last year

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 August 2017

The big wheel will be the first step, it has been applied for.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 August 2017
I wonder how long until we see the first theme park style rides appear somewhere around or on top of the Trafford Centre?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:09 August 2017
It's basically just a crazy golf course and looking at the plans, it's going to be at the western end of the driving range building on the land between the driving range and Chill Factor E.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bacchus ... dated:09 August 2017

A massive novelty golf course is being built at the Trafford Golf Centre.

5,000 sq meters of Jurassic Park style setting ,with massive moving  dinosaurs  waterfalls and rivers plus 

18 holes ...fun for all the family 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:07 August 2017

I like the idea, in the past my dining out always included a sea food place and it has been missing for Urmston.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bacchus ... dated:07 August 2017

Good news for fish lovers ( eating not keeping ) The fishmongers on Station Road 

is opening a fish restaurant next door to his shop . Should be opening in the next month.

Cue general  discussion on how we can support all this decadent night life.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:03 August 2017

Peel have branded their retail parks as Peel Retail Parks - http://www.peelretailparks.co.uk/

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:02 August 2017

It won't be long before they have their own police force, they will be called Peelers.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:01 August 2017
I'm sure I saw new signs at Trafford Retail Park last week stating 'Welcome to The Peel Centre'. No idea why.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:01 August 2017

Divad - the bee sculpture is actually going on the walled garden.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:01 August 2017

91680/LBC/17 | Listed Building Consent for installation of a metal bee sculpture and plaque positioned within the walled garden. | Flixton House Flixton Road Flixton Manchester M41 5GJ

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:31 July 2017

Trafford have entered an application to themselves for a Bee sculpture to be placed on Flixton House.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:28 July 2017

Slightly outside our area, but plans have been submitted to demolish part of Stretford Mall.  Click.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:27 July 2017

The "Friends of Broadway Park" have applied to turn the bowling green there into a garden. Doesn't anyone play Bowls any more?
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:13 July 2017

The latest proposal to build on the site of Flixton Station was denied once again. The developer has been informed that to circumvent local law they have to request permission from the Secretary of State. This is something Trafford wanted to avoid as it falls under Green Belt status as it stands. If the protest by the Flixton groups would listen this is exactly as to what will happen to the Flixton Fields if they do not allow Council to clear this rule. A note of interest, Kate Green supported this station proposal.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:13 July 2017

The Sponge Sisters have left their Church Road Hideway, it is now Indian and they are setting up 'Indian Theme' nights. (Not sure what that means)
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:08 July 2017

The new kitchen at the Barking Dog opens for business in a matter of moments: from 5pm to be precise. Pies are the main item on the menu. Not the sort you hold in your hand, nor a plate pie either, but the kind I class as a bowl of stew with a pastry lid.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:29 June 2017

Agreed Lilge, it seems we cannot handle life any more without booze. Terrorist attacks, antisocial behavour, no money, no jobs, all adding up to drink and forget. Sad to say they all remain the next day and you can usually add a hangover. Lol.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Lilge ... dated:29 June 2017
Such a shame that the only local business growth is more drinking establishments!
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:28 June 2017

The vacated Age UK shop on Station Road has applied to open as a Wine Bar.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:25 June 2017

The "This & That" shop on Flixton Road has been taken over by Dave's Rare CDs which previously just had the small bit at the back. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:25 June 2017

According to the Urmston M41 9JR Facebook group the path by the "Urmston beach" area of the meadows (just over the metal bridge with the concrete block on it, then heading left towards Stretford) has been excavated by a JCB or something similar and is impassible, plus the river bank there is in danger of collapsing as a result. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 June 2017

Application has been made to erect the big wheel at the Trafford Centre.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 June 2017

They are still looking for a chef but decided to open for drinks anyway.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:17 June 2017

The Barking Dog on Higher Road seemed to be open for business when I walked past this evening. I didn't have time to call in so can't tell you much else. I'm fairly sure it wasn't open yesterday though.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:12 June 2017

The earlier posting about the removal of Cobblers Croft is in error. The postal code was incorrect and it is now believed to refer to the cottage next door. Sometimes mistakes can happen but for the good as this would have been a sad loss.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:01 June 2017

The Barking Dog (Post Office) is to open 30th June, terrific start in offering pies and platters. Now that's different.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:31 May 2017

The Mossfield Allotments are looking for a little help. On the site is a pond that dates back over 100 years even before the area was to be cultivated. They are trying to raise funding for its preservation and have applied for a grant under a scheme run by Tesco. Anyone shopping at the Sale or Altrincham branch can request a token to be allocated towards the project.
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