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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 Herb ... dated:22 August 2019

Concerning the Halifax bank closing in November, I think they have a cheek in placing a full page advert in Manchester Evening News yesterday (21/08/2019).

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:21 August 2019

Looks like the cafe bar on Brook Road the old co op building has closed.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:19 August 2019

New drive-thru at ASDA. See plans at 98514/FUL/19

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:18 August 2019

Astoria Bar and Restaurant is now open in what used to be the Chadwick.

Further along Flixton Road, the Joojeh Grill is closed and has been repossessed by bailiffs. If memory serves, this is the building that was previously the Flixton and before that, Isinglass. Perhaps it's cursed. It's next door to the Deccan, which has been going for donkeys' years.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:10 August 2019

Atlantean - don't forget, the Trafford Centre branch doesn't have a counter, just staff you can talk to and a few ATMs.


Herb - they've probably just redistributed the accounts to nearby branches. You can use any branch you like. For example, my Halifax savings account is held in central Manchester but I've never actually been into that branch, just Urmston (or Leeds, if I'm working there.) Also my RBS current account is held in Edinburgh now, but if I need to go into a branch I go into a Natwest, or the Post Office. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:10 August 2019

Yes I have had a letter from Halifax Bank about it closing but why do they suggest my account will be held at the Sale branch when Stretford is a lot closer? 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:10 August 2019

The Halifax bank branch on Flixton Road is closing 6th November 2019. The nearest branches are in Stretford, Trafford Centre or Sale

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:28 July 2019

Divad - it's definitely a pizza restaurant. There's been a sign in the window for it asking fir staff. It's called Leoncino according to the sign. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:28 July 2019

It may well be I heard it on the street and so it could hopefully become something different. With all the emplty shops and two banks closed on Crofts Bank Road they must leave room for a couple of wine bars.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:27 July 2019

Divad - not quite. It's a pizza restaurant, as was stated on the planning application all along. They may be serving alcohol, but it isn't a bar. Unlike the place on Flixton Road next to Harry's Temperance Bar, which I think was supposed to be a bistro but has opened as a bar. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:05 July 2019

Yeah! a new bar is to open where the charity shop was on Station Road.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 July 2019

Chadwick Flixton Road advertising 'open soon 'as Astoria Bar.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:02 July 2019

ASDA has plans in getting rid of the employees car park ( maybe for a drive thru?) & building a 76 place car park on land the other side of the store with access to Taylor Road. See 97977/FUL/19 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:26 June 2019

Anyone notice, we have yet another Wine Bar in Urmston? This one has opened on Victoria Parade and calls itself Lowery's Yard.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:24 June 2019

THis weeks planning list is for a 'upside down house' at TC for 3 years. 97823/FUL/19

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:09 April 2019

Not Urmston but Partington, however, if approved, £56k is to be spent on 'improvements' to the Manchester Road/Flixton Road junction. 

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/trafford-set-to-approve-600-homes-in-partington/

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:09 April 2019

"Where is Amey in keeping Urmston tidy? Urmston Partnership, Urmston in Bloom, Wombles, Friends of the Parks, this is getting that we will have to empty our own bins and fill pot holes soon

A candidate in the forthcoming local elections is proposing to 'Offer more grants for resident's (sic) groups who take on litter picking.' ' Your vote means we can help support the fantastic work our residents do to clean up our streets by getting them new bags, yellow vests and reach-grabbers along with a website to help them get more members.' (Quoted from an election leaflet sent to a member of my household).

From outsourcing to D.I.Y?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:06 April 2019
Hmmm, the architecture is, how shall I put it, reassuringly average. If only someone would be daring and put a carved stone swirl on a corner for no reason whatsoever. Name - Simpson Close or Goblin Grove?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:05 April 2019

Graz - it's both.

https://bit.ly/2VnPxjm for the full planning details. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:05 April 2019

The development of the Simpson's factory on Stretford Road - houses or apartments? Thanks

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:05 April 2019

Friends of stations are not new. The Friends of Eccles Station, FRECCLES, has been going since 2005. In facy, Urmston is probably late to the party. FRECCLES has helped transform Eccles Station and have helped secure many improvements to the station and rail services. Take a look at their website to learn more.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:04 April 2019

Its advertising comes across as of benefit to the Steam House and it surrounds. Where is Amey in keeping Urmston tidy? Urmston Partnership, Urmston in Bloom, Wombles, Friends of the Parks, this is getting that we will have to empty our own bins and fill pot holes soon.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:03 April 2019
It’s part of Keep Britain Tidy:

Official Launch of Friends of Urmston Station (FOURS), join us for the biggest ever clean-up in Urmston. For more information please E-Mail friendsofurmstonstation@gmail.com
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:03 April 2019

It just gets better, a new group has been formed, Friends of Urmston Station. What?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 March 2019

The vacant solicitors shop on Crofts Bank Road is to open selling cheese.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:03 March 2019

Also, Mulino opens this week, on 8th March  

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:02 March 2019

Atlantean - the restaurant is going to be called Mulino. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:02 March 2019

The old Surgery restaurant is opening as a new restaurant. There are posters up in the window but I can't remember the name. A market holder said it'll be run by the owner of San Giovanni. How true that is us anybodysa guess

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:02 March 2019

Just past the restaurant know the Surgery on Croftbank Rd shop fitters are in with a Italian sounding name saying opening soon on the windows

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