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our plans

We have reviewed the plans as a result of consultation with residents...

 

What you liked about the plans...

  • Need new homes – for families and older people
  • You like the new spaces, benches and play areas
  • You like the idea of more trees and planting
  • You like the idea of closing rear alleys for resident access only
  • You like the idea of opening up different routes, but want it to be well-designed to be safe
  • You like the proposal to resurface car parks
  • You think the investment will improve the estate for lots of people
  • That addressing climate change and making the estate more environmentally friendly is important
  • That repairs to existing homes are more important than new homes, better open space, landscaping and play areas, repairing roads and improving paths and cycle routes
  • That people living on the estate are able to get one of the new homes

What you’re concerned about…

  • Linking the roads may increase traffic 
  • New homes being built near your home
  • Existing residents not being able to move to a new home
  • People hanging around near your home
  • Building on the grassed areas where buildings used to be
  • Trees being removed

 

The changes we have made as a result of your feedback...

  • Roads and access - We are now looking at two-way vehicle access (not one-way roads), wider footpaths and new cycle routes on new roads, better access for emergency services and refuse vehicles, ‘homezone’ treatment along Ascot Avenue and other small areas of the estate to create a more pleasant environment and help traffic-calm.
  • Position of new homes – We have looked at some areas in more detail, and made adjustments to the lay out and how they will work alongside existing homes. We have reviewed and made changes to street design, increased the number of parking spaces, the location and type of gates and fencing, included more gated rear alley for resident only access.  
  • Trees and planting – a tree survey has been undertaken. Few trees will be removed as a result of development and we will actually increase the number of trees and planting around the estate. This will also help to improve the environment for people and wildlife.
  • Parking – We are increasing the number provided. In some places, particularly where there are currently large parking courts, we will reconfigure the area to provide clearer parking spaces, play areas or seating and more trees or planting. In some areas, such as around Epsom Avenue in Phase One, driveways will be provided where possible. All new family homes will have driveways and we will provide cycle storage for new homes and around play areas.
  • Play areas and public spaces – We identified a number of spaces where we could do this. We have included a new space at the end of Epsom (at the entrance) and one between Haydock Avenue and Lingfield Avenue. We will also continue to support Our Sale West in their plans for Sale West Park (the new infant play area is already finished!). We have listened to your concerns about moving Phoenix Gardens and think we can now keep it where it is, and make a better feature out of it. 
  • Alleys – We have identified more alleys that we can close, including between Catterick Avenue and Brentwood School and on Lingfield Avenue. We have also spoken with residents about removing some ‘anti-social hotspots’ by closing an alley or extending gardens. The footpath at the back of Chepstow Avenue and Epsom Avenue has been discussed, with no consensus as yet on whether it should be kept open or gated for resident only use. As such, we will apply for it to be closed now, and then consult residents in the area again in 2020 in order to make a final decision.
  • Drainage – We propose to create new footpaths where there currently are non over ‘muddy’ ground. We will also increase the number of trees and planting to help. We have spoken with Trafford Council and United Utilities on an improved drainage strategy. We are hoping that this will include improving drainage across the estate, but are yet to finalise the details.

Main Pedestrian routes

  1. Pedestrian route from the pub to the community centre maintained and enhanced to included improvements to paving, planting, lighting, and the addition of some benches (blue stars).
  2. Pedestrian route from Firs Way to the park maintained and enhanced to included improvements to paving, planting, lighting, with benches (blue stars) and activity spaces, such as an outdoor gym, trim trail or play (red stars).
  3. The footpath at the back of Chepstow Avenue and Epsom Avenue has been discussed, with no consensus as yet on whether it should be kept open or gated for resident only use. As such, we will apply for it to be closed for resident only use, and then consult residents in the area again in 2020 in order to make a final decision.
  4. Pedestrian route from Haydock Avenue and Lingfield Avenue through to Epsom Avenue enhanced with play spaces (red stars) and seating (blue stars).
  5. New pedestrian link from Hurst to Ascott with an activity zone (red start) - a badminton table perhaps?
  6. The green hatched areas show where we are proposing to close routes and gate off for resident only access.
  7. View of the changes proposed to the community centre car park areas.

8. community centre 

We are supporting Our Sale West in looking for a premise for a new community centre. The new estate plan would enable Our Sale West to consider more than one option.

9. the main park 

Sale West Park is an important space in the centre of the estate. You have said that you would like the park to be better. You feel it’s dark damp and unsafe and that the play equipment needs improving.

Our Sale West is creating a new children’s playground at the front of the park, which is expected to be ready in 2020. We are also speaking to Trafford Council who own the park, about additional investment in the park as we want to create better quality spaces for residents.

 

10. Ascot Avenue

Ascot is proposed to be a ‘shared surface’ to give priority to pedestrian and bicycles whilst still allowing cars, albeit in a safe way.

What this might look like?

A shared surface is where the footpath and road are level. 

11.We have listened to your concerns about moving Phoenix Gardens (where the former pub was) and think currently that we can keep it where it is, and make a better feature out of it at the heart of the estate. Phoenix Gardens is in Phase Two, so detailed designs will be confirmed later in the process.

12. New houses on Epsom Avenue with enhanced soft landscaping to the area in front of the substation (in front of the white horse mural), and a gateway to the estate.

 

  

are we changing the fences?

  • Front fences are proposed to be replaced with low level fencing. This will create better boundaries and relationships between neighbours. If we receive additional funding, we would like to replace timber fencing with railings.
  • Rear fences to be replaced with new timber fences, unless you have already received a replacement.
  • Every road is different, so we will review what type and how high fencing should be on a road-by-road basis.
  • As it is not always clear where is a front or a back, we will review privacy issues on each road.
  • We have not chosen the fencing yet. Help us to understand what type of fencing you feel is right by getting involved!

  

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