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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 AnotherPete ... dated:17 February 2019

Barclays bank on Crofts Bank Road is closing. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:07 February 2019

We are due to get a Specsavers in Urmston, betwwen Home estate agents & Natwest Bank

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

The notice was in the window weeks ago. I suspect they may sell food to eat in as well, hence the deli/cafe wording.

In other news, the former Urban Flame shop on Flixton Road / Ambleside Road looks set to become a Domino's Pizza. Also, there's an application for the former Greyhound restaurant to become apartments.

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

Yes Anotherpete I was told that today hence the reason for a Deli application. Cafe though?

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

Divad - there was an application notice in the window saying it was going to be a cheese shop. Think it was called the Cheese Court or something like that  

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

Odd application for a change of planning. 18 Crofts Bank Road, the closed solicitors office, to become a Deli/Cafe. Odd to me as it is next door to a cafe.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:16 January 2019

Once again while walking my dog we went through the Curzan car park to observe a BMW with no wheels on axel stands with other body parts stuffed in side the car as I said last year when a caravan was dumped in the said car park is Urmston becoming the dumping ground for large objects so let’s see how long it will be there

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:12 January 2019

Can't see how the Crampton Lane one will get planning, the Lodge at the side got refused planning a while ago just for trying to put a single house on the land to the left of it.

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Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:12 January 2019

Re the water plain and Carrington Zoo...plans have been lodged with Trafford Council to build 59 affordable houses  between St Georges Rd and the River Mersey! LINK TO MAP

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:12 January 2019

Really? How do you veto an auction? Western says it's put on hold because the leasee hasn't notified the council...a mere formality, surely.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:11 January 2019

JohnH - nope. Vetoed by the council according to posts on Facebook by Andrew Western and Jonathan Coupe. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:11 January 2019

Flixton Football Club to be sold at auction...LINK

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:08 January 2019

We already have alpacas on a bit of that land so you never know. Might be an idea to do some proper infrastructure work on this area seeing as it's going to be the future homes of hundreds of families. Maybe burying the power cables and removing the pylons would help.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:08 January 2019

The initial proposal to build a Zoo between Flixton and Carrington can only produce replies like, they would have to be sea lions or fish to survive the Mersey floodiing. What ever possessed council to think of a site anywhere near land along the river?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:08 January 2019

It is an odd situation that is showing up. I have seen official signage for new housing like the Moorside Road place, once the dairy. It offers that anyone can apply for a road sign willy nilly.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:07 January 2019

An offical road sign on a lamppost outside the Roebuck points the way to a 'Chinese Medical Centre' on Southgate (or currently doesn't as it's been turned round). I assume there must have been a mix up and the term 'Medical Centre' was incorrectly understood to mean a place where GPs are based and where clinical advice and prescription medicines can be obtained rather than a shop selling similar products to Holland & Barrett. I wonder if any other shop owners would be justified in asking for a similar sign pointing to their shop?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:07 January 2019

The Green Belt stays, for now, according to the latest report.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:20 December 2018

A lot of the shops on Davyhulme Circle are independents

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 December 2018

It is true in what you say and we will see more as the commecial side of Urmston changes. Some of the corner shops have been returned to residences to complete a cycle that has taken a 100 years. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:18 December 2018

Divad - thanks for the news about Hullaballoons (newsagent's on Stretford Road). I asked when their last day will be, and it's really quite soon. Saturday 29th December will be the very last day for buying balloons, newspapers, tins of beans or anything else really.

When I moved to Urmston at the turn of the century, I was struck by the number of "corner shops" that had somehow survived here, much longer than in other places I've known. Slowly but surely though, Urmston has entered the last quarter of the 20th century. I can't think of many traditional small shops now. They've nearly all mutated into cafes, take-aways, bars and charity shops. There's the butcher's on Crofts Bank Road and, er, not much else really. Martin's bakery but that's part of a chain. And the remnants of the indoor market.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:16 December 2018

Divad - the building formerly known as the Greyhound has been bought by the man who lives in the white house next door to it. He's posted about it a number of times in the Urmston M41ers Facebook group  He's exploring a number of possibilities for its future, but it definitely won't be a pub or a restaurant  nor is it being demolished. Possibilities include a dental training college (he owns and runs a private dental practice in central Manchester), a boutique hotel, apartments, and a few other things. He's been very open and communicative about it on Facebook  even inviting people round to have a look and a chat about it.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:15 December 2018

The balloon shop/convenience on Stretford Road is to finally close. The owners are retiring and returning the shop into a full reisdence. Best wishes to them both.

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 

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