Urmston areas M1
Urmston Salon Fate to be decided by Council
A difficult decision as to whether to approve an application for a hair salon will be decided this week by Trafford council. The salon is to replace an existing Urmston high street salon and the application to move the hairdressing salon to a residential site was made to the council in November 2020
The proposal comes after the consequence of Covid has made its impact on many local businesses, businesses such as the hairdressing salon have suffered and the application includes an explanation of future plans “ a long-term plan to establish their own premises in order to provide the best service in the best setting for their clients.
“There is no benefit in having a high street salon and the high value of the business rates and the rent has proved difficult for the business.”
The approval for the business is not straightforward however, several residents are in opposition to the plan and have made their feelings known. Approximately ten residents in the area proposed for the salon have notified the council that they are in opposition to the plan and include strong arguments against the plan, including a consideration of the flood belt and green belt development as well as a possible impact on the character of the area. It has been pointed out that approval was given for the existing proposed site of the salon to be used exclusively for garaging purposes and on condition that it was not to be used as a commercial building.
Not all the letters to the council on this issue are against the plan however, at least one resident has supported the plan and claims that the neighbours are opposed to “any form of change”
The Trafford Council planning committee will consider the recommendation of its planning officer and the letters to the council and will come to a decision at a meeting.
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Vaccine Clinics Open in Urmston Area
Two new Trafford clinics have opened to accommodate those Urmston residents who need a first or second coronavirus vaccination until the end of the week
the clinics are based in the local chemists Davey’s chemist in Partington and the second location is at the Urmston Masonic Hall in Urmston, the latter clinic will be run by Reeds Pharmacy. The vaccines at Davey’s Chemist will be either AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine and at Urmston Masonic Hall the vaccines supplied will be either Pfizer- BioNTech or Moderna
Both Clinics are open only for the short term
Dates and times are as follows :
Wednesday 14 July – 10am-7pm
Thursday 15 July – 8am-7pm
Friday 16 July – 8am-5pm
Saturday 17 July – 9am-3pm
Thursday 15 July – 8.30am-6pm
Friday 16 July – 8.30am-6pm
Several other Trafford Clinics are open for vaccines including the Life Centre in Sale, and the Larkhill Centre in Timperley both are run by Timperley Pharmacy.
Application For Children’s Nursery is Opposed
Planning application to build a children’s nursery in Urmston is facing opposition from local residents. The nursery is proposed to cater to up to 125 children and 20 workers, the existing buildings and stables are to be demolished and a car park and landscaping are planned in a residential area of Urmston.
A similar application was submitted in January and was then withdrawn. This newer application was submitted to Trafford Council at the end of June
Changes made to the original application include a modification of the building height for the proposed facility and the number of children to be accommodated. But residents around the proposed facility in the Urmston location are not satisfied that such a facility is in keeping with the area proposed. More than 10 residents have voiced their concern in the form of letters to the council, the main issues appear to be the impact of such a building on the green belt development area in Urmston, flood plains development together with the associated traffic and noise that such a facility would entail.
The concerns of the residents also state that the green space of the existing area is of greater value than its commercial development, the area is used by walkers, cyclists runners and horseriders.
Residents are concerned that Urmston already has limited green spaces, less than other boroughs of Manchester and the proposed plans would reduce green space even further