The entirety of the site is currently located within the Green Belt. Credit: Peel L&P

Peel L&P plots £54m Salford neighbourhood 

Northstone, Peel L&P’s housebuilding division, has launched a consultation on plans to build 450 homes at Hazelhurst Farm between Swinton and Worsley.

Northstone is plotting its biggest development yet on 38 acres south of the East Lancs Road. 

The entirety of the site is currently located within the Green Belt. However, under the emerging Places for Everyone spatial strategy, it is proposed that the majority of the plot be removed from the Green Belt and redeveloped. 

As well as up to 450 two- to six-bedroom homes, the £54m Hazelhurst Farm project could feature a new two-form entry primary school.  

To promote sustainability, plans will improve existing wildlife and local natural assets within and adjacent to the site, including enhancing the ecological potential of Worsley Woods, according to Northstone. 

“Many of the new homes will be affordable housing to help meet the chronic shortage of affordable properties in the local area,” the developer added. 

The first phase of development will bring forward 150 homes. Later phases will bring forward the remaining 300 homes. 

Annabel Partridge, Peel L&P’s associate director of development planning, said: “Our proposals for Hazelhurst Farm would represent an investment of over £54m to deliver a sustainable and inclusive new community and deliver some of the new family and affordable homes that the area desperately needs, as well as providing a much-needed new site for a new primary school. 

“Peel L&P is a long-term investor in Salford and we’ve successfully delivered some transformational schemes in partnership over many years, like MediaCity, the AJ Bell Stadium, the RHS and improvements to the Bridgewater Canal.” 

Hope Architects is advising Peel and Northstone on the proposals. 

The consultation will run until 14 June.

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They may have ‘successfully delivered ‘ a few schemes but they’ve been thrown out of quite a few others. This will be another.

By Anonymous

Overdevelopment if ever I’ve seen it

By Cal

When the Developer says ” Affordable” homes . Do they mean in excess of one Million Pounds ? as some of the houses close to Broadoak Road would fetch . There are Terrace house’s near to Brackley Conservative club which may be ” Affordable” but even these would be out of financial reach of many ” First-time” buyers.
Would it not be prudent to reduce the proposed number of houses by 70% ? Build a new Primary school plus a Children’s Nursery not forgetting an assortment of shops too !

By George

Really disappointed I’ve lived on Hazelhurst Road for 58 years I remember the Hazelhurst farm they really should keep the fields like they were

By Ian Evans

Affordable is relative and just a marketing buzzword. These will start at 300k and head a long way upwards. Peel are the masters of marketing.

By Anonymous

Looks awful. Peel have lost their direction.

By Observer

Would love to the traffic impact assessment, the east lancs is crumbling, lets whack another 400+ cars on it.

By Pineapple Chunx

How many times do local residents have to say any more housing developments will increase the risk of injury or even death with even more congestion on already badly congested roads in that area. Also extremely bad health hazards from huge carbon emissions by the extra volume of traffic. Plus the impact on any wildlife old or regenerated.

By Helen Johnson

Looks like Peel are running a public event at The Brackley Conservative Club on the 9th June from 2.30-7.30pm I’d suggest most people will be attending after work.

By John

Absolutely appalling when there are 100’s of existing sites available for new housing – some vacant for 20+ years and absolute eye-sore “bomb sites”. Use these sites FIRST!!!!

By Keith

Peel & Manchesters vision , if it’s good crop growing land and nice and green build another rambling estate on it.

By Bill Friar

This is outrageous that area is used for walkers, cyclists and is a haven for wildlife

By Vivien Quigley

Peel will only be happy when there is not a single spread of green space in Salford. Then they will charge us for the “privilege” of walking on manicured sterile green spaces.

By Anonymous

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