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Nandos for White City

95204/FUL/18 | Planning application for the reconfiguration and extension of an existing A3 unit (former Pizza Hut). White City Retail Park Chester Road Stretford Manchester M16 0RP

A planning application for a New Nandos restaurant seems to be getting a thumbs up from M32 Facebookers. White City's success though has led to many asking for better access to the site.

Bus Operators accused of holding Greater Manchester to ransom


The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Manchester Councillors have expressed anger at the levels of bus investment in the city region.

As part of the Devolution deal Councils are prevented by regulations introduced by Chris Grayling from running our own bus services even where the services would be both better and cheaper. This leaves the bus operators being able to play games with impunity.

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Primark at the Trafford Centre seems to be moving ahead

Place North West are reporting as imminent the building work to bring Primark to Barton Square.

Primark will move into the former BHS Home unit.

Colin Flinn, regional managing director at Intu, said: “Many of the things that make intu Trafford Centre so special will be extended into the Barton Square area of centre, allowing us to attract quality new brands and provide even more for people to shop, eat, play and do.

“We’re bringing a Primark store to intu Trafford Centre and will be announcing a number of other new retail and leisure operators soon.”

John Roberts, regional director at Vinci, added: “The work we are carrying out at Barton Square will create a fantastic new area befitting this architecturally-rich building. The quality of the materials and design will create a space that shoppers will be able to enjoy for many years to come.”

Sylvia Pankhurst to be celebrated with street art in Gorse Hill

Artistic Planning Application

Bruntwood have submitted a planning application for a Mural on Trafford House, which many us will know as the DVLC office in Gorse Hill. And it's a really interesting application opposite Tescos.

Chester House

The proposed development is to apply a piece of 'street art' as a mural on the east facing gable end of the south block of Trafford House, on Chester Road. The design for the piece of art is to be arrived at through a public competition.

This is to be a celebration of a local Trafford hero, as Sylvia Pankhurst was born circa 500 metres away from Trafford House, and will also be in conjunction with 2018 marking 100 years since women first achieved suffrage. The ambition is use a local artist and help contribute to the growing number of high quality pieces of street art throughout Greater Manchester.