Wyevale garden centre in housing plan

Wyevale has submitted a planning application to Trafford Borough Council to convert the 2.8ha Green Belt site of its World of Pets and Leisure and World of Water concessions into a residential development of 15 detached two and three-bedroom houses and two blocks each made up of four apartments.

Some residents have complained about Wyevale’s application by town planners Gregory Gray Associates.

A Wyevale representative said: "While we understand the concerns of local residents, WGC’s planning application to Trafford Borough Council, to convert the site into a residential development, is in accordance and entirely consistent with the national Green Belt policy.

"The redevelopment of our existing garden centre, off Thorley Lane, should be permitted as there is no greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt; this is because it is a redevelopment of an existing brownfield site, which is allowed in the National Planning Policy Framework."

Several garden centres are looking at housing schemes for their sites.


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