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#1 thiopentol

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:02 PM

I was hoping that one of the seasoned HPC'ers could advise me about this development.

The sizes of the houses being offered is very small, you get a nearly non existent garden, most of the houses are terraced( even four bedroom ones) with distantly placed garages. Intrestingly they are being marketed as any name other than terraced.

Also, I dont undertand the prospect of paying a second monthly council tax to the National Forest Trust on top of the normal local council. Is this a free hold or a lease hold for that matter. Why is Forest Trust asking for life long monthly fees if the land has been bought for private development. If indeed you are supposed to pay to the Forest Trust then why on earth are the builders not selling the houses as leas hold.

The new extension on Sunderland Road is adjacent to Broadheath---how can that be marketed as Timperley??? Its not even attached to the original development.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:12 PM

I don't think you need any advice, do you. or are you looking for a reason to excuse the obvious?

I was hoping that one of the seasoned HPC'ers could advise me about this development.

The sizes of the houses being offered is very small, you get a nearly non existent garden, most of the houses are terraced( even four bedroom ones) with distantly placed garages. Intrestingly they are being marketed as any name other than terraced.

Also, I dont undertand the prospect of paying a second monthly council tax to the National Forest Trust on top of the normal local council. Is this a free hold or a lease hold for that matter. Why is Forest Trust asking for life long monthly fees if the land has been bought for private development. If indeed you are supposed to pay to the Forest Trust then why on earth are the builders not selling the houses as leas hold.

The new extension on Sunderland Road is adjacent to Broadheath---how can that be marketed as Timperley??? Its not even attached to the original development.



#3 thiopentol

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:58 AM

Thanks fallingbuzzard for pointing out the flaw in my thought process.

Why I cant make the obvious and natural choice---because Mrs. wishes a house this time around( same ol story from HPC) . Also I think I can manage a 50-60 K discount on the listed price, thanks to my savings and current economic scenario but most importantly because I used my right to bargain ( I cant thank this web site enough).

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:58 AM

Be very careful moving here - there have been a few dissatisfied buyers in recent years. Build quality of the properties and gangs of scallys to name but a few. (Don't know how much it has been exaggerated though)

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

Be very careful moving here - there have been a few dissatisfied buyers in recent years. Build quality of the properties and gangs of scallys to name but a few. (Don't know how much it has been exaggerated though)


It would really be nice if someone could give us feedback about this ''ground breaking, phenomenal, once in a century'' development.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:51 AM

Drove past the new phase this weekend on the way to the tip... it's in the shadow of a HV electric pylon as well !! (In fact the corner plot is almost directly under the power lines)

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Any thoughts on the new Oaks development here?

Estate is full of young professionals. I am also renting here. Just wonder what the long term implication of selling/renting your property (if bought) here. Seems like a cheap way of getting into Altrincham school catchments (secondary).

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

Any thoughts on the new Oaks development here?

Estate is full of young professionals. I am also renting here. Just wonder what the long term implication of selling/renting your property (if bought) here. Seems like a cheap way of getting into Altrincham school catchments (secondary).

Stamford Brook is not zoned for Altrincham primary schools; I know that for certain.

As for the secondary schools, the grammars are entry by exam so they take pupils from all over manchester.
You dont have to live in Altrincham to get into one.
In fact, if you do live in altrincham and your kids are not 'academic' they wont get in anyway.
Save yourself 1/4 million and move somewhere else.

As for the estate, its horrible.
I dont live there but looks like a real 'new development' hell.
Where do you park your car? There are hardly any driveways and the roads are so narrow.

Im not lying when I say I wouldnt live there if I got a free house.

Edited by needle, 01 April 2012 - 11:05 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

Im not lying when I say I wouldnt live there if I got a free house.


A glowing endorsement. You should write the sales particulars ! :lol:




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