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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 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. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:13 October 2017

I wonder what will happen to the existing Indoor Market.

Re: Developments in the local area
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.
Re: Developments in the local area
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.)

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:22 September 2017
Can't help but think all that traffic coming off the A57 and crossing the new bridge to end up joining Trafford Boulevard isn't going to provide the congestion relief hoped for.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by ChrisW ... dated:20 September 2017

Slightly old news now, the new Barton lift bridge had its replacement deck fitted a few weeks ago.

I wouldn't of wanted to be the first person to sail underneath it!

I guess they will be doing extensive safety testing this time round before they can let anybody work on it in the raised position.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:19 September 2017

"Pesce Fresco" fish restaurant will be opening in the old Oxfam shop premises on Station Road, run by the same people who own the "What's The Catch?" fish shop opposite Appliance World.  

Elsewhere, there's an article on the Place North West website about the plans for extending Urmston Leisure Centre, including a render of how it is planned to look afetr £6.4 million is spent on it.  Unfortunately the hyperlink embedding doesn't seem to be working properly on here, but if you copy and paste the following into your web browser it should work: https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/urmston-leisure-spend-goes-before-executive/

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:16 September 2017
The application is for a change of use to a wine bar / bistro serving tapas. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:14 September 2017

Urban Flame at 446-448 Flixton Road comprises 2 shops,  so they might be downsizing...

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

An application has been entered for a licence to sell alcohol at 446 Flixton Road. This was a fire place shop cornering Ambleside Road. Has it closed with prospects of something else to open?
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:06 September 2017

Ah yes, apologies - "show all posts' gets me every time.


"I don't think Barton Square, White City and Trafford retail parks can all exist together" said someone on this post in 2005. Ignore retail therapy at your peril!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:05 September 2017

Graz - Yes, back in May (scroll down!)

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:04 September 2017

Has this been mentioned yet?

Get Chucked

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

An application has been entered to demolish the Gospal Church on Higher Road and another to remove the nurses accomodation at Trafford General. This last one is sad as it was one of the original buildings from Park Hospital.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:24 August 2017

To go along with Shrubb, this is the shop vacated by Phase 1 Computers.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Shrubb ... dated:23 August 2017

The shop at 12, Church Road (the end one) is going to be a bike shop that only sells bike wheels. The people who have left Eddie McGraths are running it.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:23 August 2017

As was reported earlier the new Fish restaurant opening soon is to be called Pesce Fresco. It will take the premises vacated by the Oxfam Charity shop on Station Road. Schedule for open is about 8 weeks.
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.
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