Swinton Bellway
Image from Bellway Homes showing its planned scheme in Swinton

Salford approves 600 homes

Four developments comprising more than 600 homes have been approved by Salford’s May planning committee, in line with officers’ recommendations.

The schemes include Bellway Homes’ plans for a residential development on land at Campbell Road in Swinton. How Planning submitted a full planning application for 241 new homes and a 50-acre community park at the former Swinton Waste Water Treatment Works, which was decommissioned more than 25 years ago.

The approved development provides a combination of three and four-bedroom homes including 52 affordable dwellings.

James Berggren, senior planner at How, said: “It’s been great working with Bellway Homes on a scheme that will significantly contribute towards Salford’s local housing needs and will transform a vacant site within Swinton into an attractive residential development, with the added benefit of creating a substantial new community park that will be used by both the immediate and wider community.”

Another development given the green light was the proposal by Great Cheetham Developments at another brownfield plot, the former Griffin Hotel site in Lower Broughton. Designed by Project3, the scheme is made up of an L-shaped block of five storeys, including 47 two-bed and 10 one-bed apartments, as well as 48 car parking spaces.

Hayley Knight, associate at Satplan, which along with Abacus Solicitors worked for the developer, said: “The latest planning approval provides the basis for a deliverable residential scheme. In order to get planning permission we worked with Salford Council to deal with significant flooding issues whilst achieving an attractive residential scheme.

“The proposals designed by Project 3 will significantly improve the amenity for local residents and businesses, in addition to providing much needed housing in this location.”

Also approved by the committee were plans by Countryside for 244 homes at Newhaven Business Park in Eccles, and an 86-apartment riverside block at Forshaw Land & Property’s Worrall Street development.

Griffin Salford

Proposals for the Griffin Hotel site, close to the River Irwell

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Do neither Bellway nor Salford’s planners think that the Swinton site would benefit from slightly taller, slightly more distinctive housing than the sub-Brookside close rubbish proposed?

By Sinbad

Thought it was Trafford lacking ambition..? These are BORING…

By Schwyz

Don’t like the flats, need more houses with gardens not prisons. Five floors is too big. Bellway scheme looks ideal, proper family homes.

By Kurt

And where do you propose building all these houses with gardens, Kurt? Because I bet you’re the type of person who wouldn’t want them built on your local field. Apartments and high densities are the best way to fix the housing crisis and supply the houses we need in sustainable, active neighbourhoods without expanding our cities into our precious countryside

By Anonymous