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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 Divad ... dated:15 April 2017

I have forwarded an offer of assitance to the site should they need any pictures or information from the past. They probably have most available themselves in their own archives.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:14 April 2017

I'm sure someone has photos of both the schools, that they would enjoy viewing!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:14 April 2017

The Urmston Grammar School has started an alumni for ex-pupils, it is a begining towards celebrating 100 years of the school in 2023.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:31 March 2017

Meadowside filling station has re-opened today. Quite what's been done to it remains a mystery, though it certainly involved some hefty looking cranes. For the record, today's fuel prices are 115.9p for petrol and 118.9p for diesel.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:28 March 2017

It's not clear what's going on. There is some vague talk locally of the storage tanks being renewed, but there's not much work in evidence above ground. Whatever it is, it's not just a rebranding or a refurbishment.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:28 March 2017

Is the refurb still on-going? It looked to be shut a couple of weeks ago!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Spr ... dated:27 March 2017

The Shell Garage on Stretford Road looks like its having a refurb and is Shut , A Notice says nearest Shell Garage is in Sale. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:26 March 2017

Bother! that e-mail address should read info@thesantorinirestaurant.co.uk (not "infor").

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:26 March 2017

Rails - I have a card for the new improved Santorini and the phone number it shows is 0161 222 9200. There's also a website, and you can e-mail them.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:25 March 2017

Somebody needs to tell Trafford Leisure that William Wroe closes at the end of next week. I say this because there are posters up in the leisure centres detailing 'Easter and Bank Holiday Opening Times 2017. The poster states that Altrincham and William Wroe Golf Courses are 'open as usual' over Easter and the Bank Holidays this year!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Rails ... dated:25 March 2017

Hi,

Just noticed the greek restaurant in Higher Rd is open .The Santorini, anyone know the phone no, can't find it anywhere?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:19 March 2017
Probably a generational thing. Pizza will never be seen as a 'proper' meal to some whereas others will pay a lot of money for a top quality pizza cooked in a proper pizza oven with the best ingredients. If a fine-dining restaurant and grill opened, some people would probably think 'steak, you can get that anywhere', why so expensive? Anyway, let's hope this trend continues. We have decent small quality breweries, various cafes and restaurants. Even a few years ago Urmston was still seen as a local town for local people.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 March 2017

I said nothing about the quality of the food and nothing against the place itself. The items reported gave the main offerings which, as I said, can be bought anywhere.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:19 March 2017
I wouldn't call that detailed - it just mentioned a couple of dishes! It's a shame you've chosen to be so disparaging about their menu when they haven't publicly released it yet. From the comments I've seen online after last night's "soft launch" the food was superb and a cut above the rest. I think it's great that someone has chosen to invest in Urmston and launch their new restaurant venture in our town. Good luck to them. 
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 March 2017

I was detailed in the MEN article announcement of the opening today.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:19 March 2017
Out of interest, where did you see the menu? It isn't available online yet - they're posting it tomorrow. 
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 March 2017

The Surgery is to open 21st March, the menu offered doesn't look too special but time will tell. Steak, burgers, and pizza, one can buy almost anywhere.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:16 March 2017

The once Co-op on Brook Road is struggling to get planning permission. The latest has it trying as a cafe and childrens play area but objections about access and parking are the stumbling blocks. It seems all is OK to park for fish and chips but not for anything else.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:16 March 2017

The wool shop is being refitted as an ice cream parlour!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:16 March 2017

Has the wool shop on Flixton Road know closed, it also supplied school uniforms for our local schools.

As I walked passed today shopfitters where working in there. If it has that will be a great loss to Urmstons dirverasty  of shops and to all the home knitters.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:15 March 2017

I went in and tried ths Fishmonger, delightful, clean, and an excellent choice of fish. Reasonable pricing and really looking good for the future.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bacchus ... dated:14 March 2017
The new fishmonger on Station Road has opened today !
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:12 March 2017

The Urmston market owner is planning on building a new market hall on the existing market ground. Plans to be submitted. A quick measure on Google Maps suggets that Urmston Market Ground is bigger than the Altrincham Market Hall (indoor market if you like) There's a plan in the application showing how the proposed market hall would be set out.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:11 March 2017

Urmston doesn't have the large, spacious, historic Victorian market house that Altrincham does. It's embarrassing to make comparisons when the result will be nothing like Altrincham. We should be promoting this as an Urmston development and unique to Urmston. Hopefully the food will be good.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:11 March 2017

The new Urmston Market Hall will have an Altrincham-style food hall.

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

The buildings along Primrose got the go ahead today complete with our change to an Altrincham style market? Why the comparison, who knows?
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:09 March 2017

A planning application has been submitted for the site of the former Simpson's factory on Stretford Road by M.C.I. Developments Ltd and Simpson's Ready Foods Ltd.

Demolition of existing factory and replacement by 62 new dwellings with new access road off Stretford Road and a turning area for Link Avenue.

Reference 90481/FUL/17

The above details are from a notice published by Trafford Council in the Legal Notices section of the Manchester Weekly News dated 9/3/17.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:04 March 2017

That is great news Baccus, I will be a customer for such a shop and it will be a super addition for Urmston.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bacchus ... dated:03 March 2017

There is going to be a new fishmonger in Urmston called What's the Catch

In the shop on Station Road that was Daisy Chain café

Opening soon

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