Peel L&P submits plans for 750 Salford homes
The developer has submitted two separate planning applications to deliver 350 homes off Leigh Road in Boothstown and a further 400 houses off Hazelhurst Road in Worsley.
Hope Architects led the design of both schemes.
If approved, Northstone, Peel L&P’s homebuilding arm, would deliver the first phases of the Salford neighbourhoods.
The first phases would create an initial 65 homes off Leigh Road and 157 homes off Hazelhurst Road.
Both sites are currently located within the Green Belt, however are allocated to be released for housing in the emerging Places for Everyone joint plan.
Turley is the planning consultant for both projects. Also on the project team is transport consultant TTHC and engineer Ironside Farrar.
WSP is advising on flood risk and drainage. TEP is consulting on ecology.
Annabel Baker, Peel L&P’s associate director of development planning, said: “A lot of work has been carried out to assess the potential transport and other impacts of these sites, including speaking to local people at our consultation events, and we’re confident that the applications address the concerns raised.
“We look forward to working with the city council, stakeholders and local residents as the applications move forward.”
Leigh Road, Boothstown
Under Peel’s plans, 350 homes could be welcomed to the 74-acre site near RHS Garden Bridgewater.
The company launched a public consultation on the proposals in January, which would deliver a mix of one- to four-bedroom homes.
A total of 70 houses would be made affordable.
Baker said: “The east of Boothstown site is a special location, able to provide some of the largest and highest-quality housing in Salford and Greater Manchester.
“We are excited to be able to bring forward such a strong landscape-led scheme that reflects its proximity to RHS Garden Bridgewater and the Bridgewater Canal and includes homes that are not just attractive but are sustainable to both build and run, with low energy costs.”
Hazelhurst Road, Worsley
Peel’s £54m plans for the 38-acre site south of the East Lancs Road include the creation of 400 homes, as well as a two-form entry primary school.
The project would provide a mix of two- to six-bedroom homes, including 80 affordable
Residents would also have access to new community parks, with improvements to Wardley Woods also proposed.
Plans follow a public consultation on the proposals, launched by Northstone last May.
Baker commented: “Hazelhurst Farm is an opportunity to provide much needed family housing for Salford, also sustainably built and with low running costs.
“The scheme will not only benefit new residents but also the existing neighbours through the creation of accessible open spaces and play facilities which will improve habitats and access to Wardley Woods”, she continued.
“Land for a new primary school will also be provided, to meet the growing school demand identified by the Council, alongside funding for school places.”
The planning applications are not yet available to view on Salford City Council’s planning portal.