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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 Aardvark ... dated:14 December 2018

I've asked when I've been in the Church Inn but no-one has any gossip, hot or otherwise.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:14 December 2018

Things are very quiet about the Greyhound, are there any rumours or hot gossip about it for its future?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:11 December 2018

I understood the story to be that this is the same chap that opened the Fish Shop. He tried to open again as a sea food restaurant across the road but changed to be Imbibe taking the Real Estate office. This new management appears to be the same guy on another tack. If this is so he certainly keeps trying.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:10 December 2018

The bar formerly known as Imbibe re-opened last week as "The Corner Lounge". It is under new management. As before, it seems to be some sort of cafe-bar. Opening hours are 0900-2300 (0900-midnight at weekends), with alcohol served from 11am. They also do food of some sort. I was only there for the beer so didn't notice what sort of food.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:04 November 2018

As mentioned elsewhere, but just for the record here, planning application 93241/OUT/17 has been withdrawn. However, I understand that Meadowgate Farm has been sold and another application to develop the land will be made. For now it remains in the Green Belt.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:09 October 2018

Again walking my dog across the car park for Trafford football club behind the Bird in Hand another scraped caravan, windows missing and trashed inside. Is Urmston now the the first port of call for large fly tipping?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:19 September 2018

Walking Urmston with my dog whent round the back of the Curzon and was amazed to to see a caravan dumped in the car park a window was missing and on looking in it was stripped out .is this an extra large fly tip to see in Urmston 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:12 September 2018

Another Pete, my post was made on the 8th. It wasn't approved until the 9th! My posts don't go live as soon as they are submitted!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:12 September 2018

Spotted a planning application on the Trafford website that appears to be for the current Urban Flame building on Flixton Road close to the station to become a Dominos Pizza takeaway.  Thought it was supposed to be becoming a tapas bar?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:11 September 2018

Atlantean - my post was live on the 8th.  Yours was made on 9th!

In other news, it is reported that the plans for the biomass power station next to Barton high level bridge have been shelved.  https://news4trafford.co.uk/2018/09/09/campaigners-delighted-after-peel-pulls-the-plug-on-the-biomass-incinerator-in-davyhulme/

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:11 September 2018

AnotherPete, your post wasn't even live when I submitted my reply!

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:10 September 2018

Atlantean - My point was that the Argos unit will be going in the corner where the books are.  I was trying to explain (in two different posts) which area of the supermarket the Argos concession would be located, and the location is in that corner of the shop, where books and greetings cards etc. are at the moment, between the back wall and just beyond the fire escape that opens onto the pavement next to the car park.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:10 September 2018

Homecare and others might only be availble at the Argos counters.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:09 September 2018

Having studied the drawings, it looks to be a little more than just where the books and DVDs are - it seems the homeware, cards and stationary will all go.  I would expect some of these to be relocated around the store. It seems to occupy the whole area beyond where the clothes are. From the plan, the Argos sales floor space is 36 m2 with 10 catalogue/tablet stations and 4 order stations and 2 fast track pick-up points.

Behind the sale area and along the side is a fairly lage stock storeroom in the former shop floor area.

The application is to remove a planning condition on the sale of comparison goods.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:08 September 2018

Herb - the changes are highlighted on the plans. Seem to remember they were in blue. It's a small 36 square metre area at the back of the shop, in the corner where the books and dvds are. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:08 September 2018

Anotherpete - I had looked at the plans on the planning website which was why I was pointing it out, but the present plans & proposed plans look very similar, so I was asking what was changing?

Atlantean - Yes I had worked out that the plans were for the Argos concession to sell other goods that what they could before, as have retailers on the Trafford Retail Park have had to do over the past few years, because they were not able to sell cetain items, as the eating places have extended thier opening hours.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:03 September 2018

Herb, it's to vary the current planning permission to permit an Argos concession. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:03 September 2018

The bar formerly known as Imbibe, which has been closed for a few months, has a licensing application on the Trafford website specifying that its new name will be "The Corner Lounge" when it reopens.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:03 September 2018

Herb - If you go to the Trafford Planning site and search for the application you can see the documents for yourself (I'm looking at them now.)  It appears that they want to build a small Argos counter into the back of the store, near where the books are.  I'm guessing that as the building is mixed use between Sainsbury's, the library, and the Conservative Club and part of the structure is being changed they have to specify that the modifications are being made to the entire building.  That's just my "it makes sense to me" guess anyway.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:03 September 2018

On this weeks planning list there is plans 95368/VAR/18 for changes to Sainsbury's in Urmston, but I don't understand the mention of demolition of the library & the Conservative club. Can anyone explain this please?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:03 September 2018

The unit formerly known as the Flixton restaurant is opening tomorrow as a Persian & Mediterranean restaurant called Joojeh Grill.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:24 August 2018

I don't recall this being mentioned on the Forum: BrewChimp, a new bar at 192 Church Road, near the Roebuck. I've not yet been myself but am told it offers cask ales and a lot of gin. Has anyone here visited it?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:08 August 2018

Stops it being used by squatters, graffiti artists, set fire to etc.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:06 August 2018

Strange how the site has been bulldozed with no information available as to plans for the site.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:06 August 2018

Activity on the site of the former Urmston Social Club seems to have resumed again. The remains of the building has now been flattened and is now just a large heap of rubble.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by OscarB ... dated:04 August 2018

Trafford say they have not received any planning application.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:31 July 2018

Edward - it's going to be apartments. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:31 July 2018

"Passing Old Crofts Bank was quite a shock. The Urmston Social Club is all but gone."

Work seems to have ground to a halt. There has been very little activity for over a week now, the shattered remains of one corner of the building still standing out of a mound of rubble. The site gate was closed and locked when I walked past it a couple of times last week.

Has anyone any idea as to what is intended to be built on the site once it has been cleared?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:27 July 2018

I remember this landlord giving a hard time to Isinglass and the reason they too closed and left.
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