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.