Soap followers will get an opportunity to stroll down Britain’s most well-known avenue once more if plans are permitted to open up the Coronation Street set for excursions.
ITV bosses have utilized to permit weekend excursions of the Corrie set in Stretford, Greater Manchester.
The broadcaster is hoping to construct on the success of the short-term excursions on the present’s former web site in Quay Street, Manchester, which ran 2014-15.
But Hovis is worried about site visitors results on its close by flour mill.
ITV, which relocated the cleaning soap’s manufacturing from central Manchester in 2014, is making use of for “change of use” permission on the web site and stated: “There is a desire to open up the external studio lot to enable the show’s fan base to enjoy a greater connection with the show.”
It added the earlier short-term excursions had been price £60m to the native economic system and estimated the brand new excursions may very well be price £4m yearly.
The broadcaster stated the excursions would happen on Sundays, with some Saturdays relying on filming, from 09:00 to 18:00 April to September, and 09:00 to 16:00 October to March.
The 90-minute excursions should be booked prematurely and are anticipated to draw an estimated 1,480 guests a day to the cleaning soap’s set in Trafford Park, which has just lately been prolonged.
Hovis Ltd, which operates its flour mill on neighbouring Trafford Wharf Road, stated it had no objection in precept to the plans however expressed issues in regards to the further parking the attraction would entail and its impact on its supply drivers.
In its formal response to the appliance to Trafford Council, it stated extra info was wanted from ITV about site visitors administration within the space as “it is important that the arrival and departure of visitors is carefully managed”.