The next phase of Peel’s £138m Port Salford development, including nearly 1.5m sq ft of industrial space, has been given the go-ahead by Salford Council’s planning committee yesterday, while a housing scheme on the site of a derelict pub was also approved.
Peel and architect Fletcher Rae had submitted reserved matters planning applications for units two, three, and four at Port Salford, which sits alongside the Manchester Ship Canal between Irlam and Peel Green.
Units three and four are the largest, with a gross internal development area of 436,000 sq ft and 438,000 sq ft respectively. A reserved matters application was lodged for this part of the scheme in August this year.
A separate reserved matters planning application was also submitted for unit two, which is 382,000 sq ft, in the same month. This unit will sit alongside the already-built unit one, home to Culina, part of the Great Bear Group, which takes up around 283,000 sq ft of space at the site.
Unit two will be developed over 24 acres, while units three and four cover nearly 49 acres. Indigo is acting as planner for the project.
All three units include office and warehouse space, alongside parking for more than 1,200 cars. Associated infrastructure work will link the development to the A57 via existing access to unit one.
The council said work on the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme would have to fully complete before construction of any of the units begins. The WGIS, which includes new roads linking Port Salford with the AJ Bell Stadium and the M60, has seen a series of delays, particularly around a lifting bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal. The bridge opened this week, around 12 months behind schedule.
Outline plans for Port Salford were approved in 2009. Peel’s original consent for the second phase is for 1.7m sq ft of industrial space.
Salford’s planning committee also gave the green light to proposals by Caspia Management and Robinsons Brewery to demolish the derelict Brown Cow pub on Worsley Road, Winton, and replace it with 44 homes. The pub, which has been hit by two fires and vandalism, closed in 2015.
A decision on the scheme was deferred at a planning committee in October, but has now been approved after the developers reduced the number of properties from 49 to 44, and amended the layout of roads on the estate.
The scheme includes 21 two-bed apartments, eight three-bed houses, and 15 four-bed houses.
Cllr Derek Antrobus, lead member for planning and sustainable development, said: “I’m pleased to see family homes being built on this site which is close to the local park, shops and the public transport network. We are trying hard in Salford to use brown-field sites like this to meet our housing needs.”
The professional team on the project includes Urban Green and Indigo as planner.