HIMOR launches Phase One Future Carrington plans
Transformational plans for Future Carrington have been launched by HIMOR, in partnership with Trafford Council, following consultation with the local community.
A draft masterplan for Phase One of the proposed mixed-use community is set to be on display during an upcoming public exhibition. The plan features up to 900 new homes; up to 1 million sq.ft. of employment space; a local centre for Carrington; and a new home for Carrington Rugby Club.
Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to attend the drop-in session – to be held at Carrington Business Park on Monday 29th February 2016, from 3pm-8pm – to comment on the vision as part of the next stage of consultation.
It follows a campaign launched in November 2015, during which the Future Carrington team asked the community about their aspirations for the 1,660 acre Carrington estate. A total of 165 people took part in an online survey, where people identified their top priorities as creating a thriving community; improving transport links and delivering new job opportunities.
In addition to the survey, two workshops were held earlier this month where attendees took part in constructive, round-table discussions about the developing vision.
Paul Stanley, Director at HIMOR, said:
“We have been greatly encouraged by the feedback we have received so far, which has shaped our transformational vision for Phase One of Future Carrington.
“Our masterplan responds to what people told us about their hopes for the future. It centres around new homes and shops for Carrington, which will help give the village an identity. Up to 1 million sq.ft. of high quality employment space will also reinvigorate Carrington’s economy, creating new jobs for the area.
“This is a landmark project for HIMOR and Trafford Council and we’re looking forward to creating a lasting legacy that the community will be proud of.”
HIMOR is working in partnership with Trafford Council to create a mixed-use community. The vision will be brought forward in stages, regenerating the former Shell site and surrounding area. Following the next stage of consultation, HIMOR intend to submit two outline planning applications for Phase One to Trafford Council during Spring 2016.
Executive Councillor for Economic Growth and Planning at Trafford Council, Michael Young, said:
“Future Carrington will deliver genuine transformation and we welcome HIMOR’s approach in creating a vision that responds to people’s aspirations.
“The former Shell site has long been seen as a unique opportunity within Trafford to create a legacy community. The emerging plans for Phase One will provide much-needed family homes, unlock significant investment into the community and create new jobs – something which local people have said is a priority.
“We’d encourage people to meet the project team at the upcoming public exhibition and learn more about Future Carrington.”
A Future Carrington Community Newsletter has been issued to local residents and is available to view, alongside further information about the proposed development, at www.futurecarrington.com.
The project team welcomed Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, to the site earlier this week. Ms Green took part in a tour of the expansive Carrington estate and was provided with an overview of the regeneration plans.