Regeneration of former National Grid LNG Storage site

National Grid’s LNG Storage site at Partington, which closed before the gas towers were demolished in 2012, could soon be housing hundreds of families after our team submitted a planning application (August 2018) to build up to 600 homes.

The application, co-ordinated on behalf of Heath Farm LLP and National Grid and submitted to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, involves the regeneration of 29 hectares of brownfield land at Heath Farm Lane to meet the varied needs of homebuyers and residents in Partington and the wider Borough.

Following extensive engagement with the local community and statutory consultees, a hybrid application was submitted as part of the redevelopment plans. Full planning permission is sought for the clearance and remediation of the existing site with the erection of 148 homes.

Outline approval is sought for up to a further 452 homes are across the remainder of the site with associated works including the creation of new high-quality public open space for use by residents and the local community.

Planning Director, Steven Grimster said: “There is a need for new housing across Trafford, and the redevelopment of this disused brownfield site will generate a number of benefits both locally and Borough-wide. The development has the potential to kick-start a significant and long-awaited transformation in Partington through the delivery of a mix of new housing alongside extensive areas of green open space to create a quality living environment.”

Heath Farm LLP is a partnership between Galliford Try Partnerships and Trafford Housing Trust.


Project Details

  • 29 hectares of brownfield land
  • Home to gas works for nearly 100 years, including an LNG storage facility
  • 600 homes
  • Extensive community engagement

As seen in Insider North West, The Planner, Place North West.