Network Space Raven Locks June 2019

Approval nears for Little Hulton industrial site

Network Space is due to secure consent to build four warehouses totalling more than 183,000 sq ft at a site off Ravenscraig Road, in a scheme designed by architect AEW.

The 11-acre site, known as Raven Locks, received outline planning consent for up to 200,000 sq ft of employment and industrial space in 2017, and Network Space submitted a reserved matters application in June this year.

This includes four separate units of 64,000 sq ft; 46,000 sq ft; 41,000 sq ft; and 32,000 sq ft, along with parking for 245 vehicles. The 46,000 sq ft unit also has the potential to be subdivided into three, based on tenant demand.

Other industrial use nearby includes the Oakhill Trading estate, while the site also borders the Cleggs Lane Industrial Estate, and is near the M61.

Recommending the reserved matters application for approval ahead of a planning committee next week, Salford City Council’s planning officers said: “The scale and appearance of the proposed units is considered to be acceptable in the context of both the adjacent industrial precinct to the north and finer grain residential uses to the south.

“This is aided by the existing bund enclosing the site and the proposed acoustic fence which would sit atop it. This bund and fence would largely conceal the development from view from adjacent residential land and, in turn, nullify its built form and amenity-related impacts.”

Salford City Council will make a decision on the scheme on 19 September.

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I am hoping there will be some jobs for locals not and not only people from around the city to make roads more congested.

By Adnan

What about the mine shaft.

By Alan Darbyshire

There is already enough traffic through local housing estates which is dangerous and go at speed. this will just create more traffic through an increasingly noisy neighbourhood. Equally if large loads.are to use the roads then the carbon footprint in the area will increase in terms of air.polution and damage to roads which are already struggling.

By woo

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