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The site is allocated to be released from the Green Belt for housing in the emerging Places for Everyone joint plan. Credit: Peel L&P

Peel L&P proposes 350-home Worsley community

In partnership with housebuilder Northstone, the developer is planning to transform a 74-acre site close to RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford. 

Peel L&P and Northstone have launched a public consultation on proposals to create up to 350 one- to four-bedroom homes on a site known as East of Boothstown. 

The site, located off Leigh Road on the edge of Worsley, is allocated to be released from the Green Belt for housing in the emerging Places for Everyone joint plan. 

Subject to planning approval, the scheme would be delivered in phases, with the first phase comprising 70 homes. 

The development will provide a 20% provision of on-site affordable housing, while additional contributions could facilitate the delivery of discounted housing elsewhere in Salford, according to Peel. 

The plans will “set a new standard for sustainable and environmentally conscious new homes”, the developer added. 

Peel also plans to improve local road junctions in a bid to ease traffic in the area. 

Annabel Baker, Peel L&P’s associate director of development planning, said: “The site has been identified in the Places for Everyone plan for some time and as these plans move forward, we have developed ideas for what would be delivered at this special site close to RHS Garden Bridgewater. 

“Future homes need to be cleaner, greener and warmer and our homes would be significantly more energy efficient than those built today’s standard. 

She added: “We look forward to working with the community to help shape these plans further to meet local needs and complement the surrounding landscape.” 

Hope Architects is leading on design, the planning consultant is Turley, and Gillespies is the landscape architect.

Nearby, Peel is preparing plans for a £54m development on another site allocated in PfE. 

Last year, the developer held a consultation on proposals for 450 homes at Hazelhurst Farm between Swinton and Worsley. 

A planning application for this scheme is expected early this year.

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Leigh Road is already a car park from the East Lancs to the M60 junction every morning. Can’t see how plans to “improve local road junctions” will make any difference with another 300+ cars added into the mix.

By Anonymous

The existing traffic on Leigh Road is terrible, this will only make the situation much worse. Also this will be directly opposite the new RHS Bridgewater. This will totally look out of place on what is currently a meadow. Acres and Acres of brownfield sites within a 10 minute drive. Peel madness once again !!


Love these NIMBY comments:
A) just going to make the traffic worse – so RHS Bridgewater was a bad idea too
B) getting building on all that brownfield in central Salford – the answer is I get decide what happens in somebody elses’s community
C) if we do build on brownfield at density in central Salford then in a few years when 20/30 somethings apartment dwellers eventually start families and want a house and garden … oh wait!

By Rich X

This development has been on the cards for a while. These houses are only going to be for people with deep pockets given where it is. Peel seem intent on building on every scrap of green space

By Jon P

‘Environmentally conscious’ homes yet a massive increase in the amount of cars using an already congested area. Peel throw out comments about considering the environment yet continue to destroy every bit of land they can get their hands on. It’s all about the profit, not the environment.

By Trisha

Spot on Rich. NIMBYs need to get with the programme. We need more homes. If you find yourself stuck in traffic then consider that you yourself are contributing to that traffic. Get a bike, stop complaining, and think about people other than yourselves for once.

By Anonymous

There’s no need for more houses in Salford, there’s plenty of land in Lancs

By Phi

Usual pointless nonsense about NIMBYs…blah blah blah….everyone should ride bikes..etc etc. The debates around greenbelt development are a lot more complex than simplistic biases. More research, less typing.

By Anonymous

As soon as you see the word NIMBY, you can almost guarantee the person making the comment doesn’t live in the area, has no idea about how these developments are pushed and will go on about how more houses are needed everywhere, all the time, forever. I hope this site will continue to help educate such people and encourage active thinking rather than the seething Facebook types.

By Anonymous

Always with the affordable homes nonsense. These will be no more affordable than the house’s opposite while taking all that lovely greenbelt land that people enjoy now.All the figures show Salford has no problem with housing. Don’t believe the guff.

By Anonymous

Get it built

By Anonymous

Not wanting to lose what limited green space there’s left in these parts is not NIMBY’ism.. There’s already 1100 odd residential units proposed for Mosley Common (along with hundreds already built by Tyldesley Cemetery) . The area around RHS Bridgewater should be expanded on with new woodland and enhanced biodiverse habitats, not hemmed in with housing estates (which aren’t the be all and end all for providing new ‘homes’).

By Anonymous

We can’t wait to see the pollution testing data information on Leigh Road and the impact that another circa 500 cars will have on the existing situation.

By Anonymous

Haven’t we got enough housing, our green areas are disappearing housing been built do not have large gardens. More more green is wanted not taken away.
Million rows new houses have used their gardens for parking. We’re are our birds wild life going. Roads are not built for more property. Salford wants much more greenery and less pollution.

By Anonymous

This is not sustainable housing, the infrastructure, particularlyroad traffic is already saturated. The area cannot cope with more traffic and the subsequent long long wait at the Worsley junctions

By Patrick Farrelly

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