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Old Trafford cricket ground redevelopment gets Government green light

25 Jun 10 The Government has said it will not call in plans for a £32m redevelopment of Old Trafford cricket ground in Greater Manchester.

The Government has said it will not call in plans for a £32m redevelopment of Old Trafford cricket ground in Greater Manchester.

The plans were submitted by the Old Trafford Partnership, which comprises Lancashire County Cricket Club, Ask Developments and Tesco.

The proposals include a new stand, refurbished pavilion, and extension to the indoor cricket school. A new supermarket will be built on land next to the cricket ground.

Local authority Trafford Council backed the plans earlier in the year.

"Government Office North West has backed the council's recognition of the important role the club plays in supporting Trafford's economy - especially through hosting international matches like the Ashes," said Lancashire chief executive Jim Cumbes.

"And this decision backs the partnership's plans to deliver a much-needed new retail offering, hundreds of local jobs, and millions of pounds in regeneration to this part of the borough.

“With construction work now set to progress, I would personally like to thank everyone who has backed our proposals.”

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