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Go-ahead for Salford housing schemes

Published: Thursday, 10th September 2015

Salford City Council has given the go ahead for nearly 2,000 new homes.

Seven developments, including one dubbed the biggest residential development in the north-west of England, have been given the green light to meet demand for new homes in the city.

It brings the total number of homes granted planning permission to over 17,800 as part of an estimated £3.5bn worth of investment planned for the city over the next 10 years.

By the end of March this year, planning permission had been granted for just fewer than 3,000 houses and almost 11,000 flats in the city.

The schemes just given approval by the city’s planning panel include four 26-storey buildings at Salford Quays which will provide 1,100 new flats into the area, the development on land off Michigan Avenue including space for shops and/or community facilities and a 300 student flat scheme across two blocks of eight and 12 storeys on the site of the Bupa car park off King William Street, Salford Quays.

Approval was also given for a six-storey, 145,000-square-foot new office for BUPA on a site known as The Regent, next to Dock 9 and the Erie Basin. Around 2,000 staff will relocate from the company’s current offices in the Anchorage and Victoria buildings, protecting and creating new jobs in the area. Construction is expected to start next year.

Bloor Homes will also provide 179 two to four bedroom houses, including 36 affordable homes at Burgess Farm, Worsley, in addition to another major scheme by Redrow Homes which has already started on site.

Meanwhile, a Bellway Homes scheme will provide 140 new homes in Monton at the former Mitchell Shackleton Vulcan engineering works. On the former Vita site, Seaford Road, Rock Asset Management is to deliver 80 new homes.

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Roger Milne