Plans for a complete regeneration of Sale town centre, including the demolition of The Square shopping centre, have been revealed.
The £70million proposal includes building 200 luxury homes, a new six-screen cinema and 30,000sq ft of leisure and retail space.
Developers also want to create a new south-facing pedestrian plaza and avenue linking the corner of Sibson and Springfield Roads to Town Square.
A new multi-storey car park would be built to accommodate an anticipated increase in residents, shoppers and commuters.
Developer Maloneview has submitted a detailed planning application to Trafford Council , claiming that the £70m scheme would revitalise the town centre, deliver hundreds of new jobs and boost Sale’s local economy.
Two dedicated public drop-in events where held in November, which saw the community share their views on the town centre ‘masterplan’.
Over 600 people attended the events where they were shown plans and invited to ask questions of the developers.
According to developers, over 90 per cent of people agreed that a complete regeneration of Sale town centre was needed.
“Delivery of this landmark scheme will act as a catalyst to the town centre as a whole, allowing it to become a leading destination for people to live, work and play.”
Following the positive feedback during the recent public consultation, Maloneview said it will maintain the ongoing dialogue with the local community.
Trafford Council will now conduct its own period of consultation before determining the application.