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Green Light for New Homes, Community Centre and Library in Hale

Trafford Council has approved plans to create a new Community Centre and Library in the centre of Hale and for new residential homes and retail space on the former library site on Leigh Road.

The decision reflects the determination of Hale Community Trust, working in partnership with Hillcrest Homes, to ensure that the public library service is protected for local residents.  The approved plans will also enhance local community services with plans for a new community event space and café along with improved facilities for bowling club members, residents, senior citizens and community groups.

Said James Payne, Managing Director of Hillcrest Homes:  “This is great news and a just reward for all the effort and commitment invested in developing the proposals for the new Community Centre and Library.  This will be facilitated by development of our new homes on the current library site and we’re looking forward to creating this fantastic new facility for Hale residents and the wider community to enjoy.”

Grahame Elliot, Chairman of Hale Community Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted that this project has been given the go ahead.  It is a significant step forward in creating a new community facility at the centre of Hale Village.

“HCT and Hillcrest Homes have worked tirelessly with local residents, community groups and businesses to ensure the plans for both the existing Hale Library site and the proposed new library development will provide significant benefit to local residents.  For the first time, Hale will have a Community Centre enabling new and existing community groups to flourish.  There will be a new state-of –the-art library and modern amenities for the whole community to use.  The partnership will continue to ensure local residents are involved in the development process.


In line with the Government directive and to safeguard the welfare of our team and their extended families, our immediate and global community and our NHS, all members of the Hillcrest Homes team are working remotely until further notice. We will no longer be accommodating viewings at any of our developments until advised it is safe to do so.

However, we are still very much open for business and are available to our partners, colleagues and customers by telephone, video or conference call.

Team members can be contacted directly on their individual emails/mobile numbers. Alternatively, please email enquiries@hillcresthomes.co.uk and your message will be forwarded to the most appropriate team member.

We wish you all good health and happiness and look forward to continuing our relationship with you over the weeks and months to come.

The Hillcrest Homes Team