Leigh Road, Peel, p. Peel

Peel L&P held a consultation for up to 350 homes off Leigh Road in January. Credit: via Peel L&P

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 farm, Peel, p. Peel

Plans for Hazelhurst Road also include a primary school and parks. Credit: via Peel L&P

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.

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Surely we do not have the infrastructure for more housing in this area. The roads are already at a standstill at peak times. Also the condition of the roads is disgraceful.

By Anonymous

Instead of complaining about the roads being at a standstill, understand that you are part of the traffic, if you don’t need to drive somewhere then don’t. Public transport isn’t as awful as you probably get told it is. Everything can improve, but things take time and the council will definitely get more money in council tax from these additional houses. Additionally, adding more roads does not improve the traffic flow as seen in Los Angeles.

By Anonymous

Noticed the word “sustainable” being banded around a lot for these proposals. I can see no way in which building a load of piddly two storey houses on a former green field in the middle of nowhere is in any way “sustainable”.

By Anonymous

This is what’s known as overpopulation, do we not consider people’s welfare and standard of living, we need a national approach to housing, there’s space in Britain but not here

By Dan

If they’re at a standstill why don’t people walk instead?

By christopher walkden

I would expect to see large S106 agreements from these developments to fund significant public transport improvements in this area, which is already heavily congested and poorly served

By Prescotian

Good luck if you drive to work. Whole area is in complete gridlock as it is. As for that Worsley Roundabout from hell.

May ease when the Government introduces pay per mile on cars.

They need to concentrate on disused industrial areas and for a start that Walkden Hardly any shops Centre could be re-purposed for residential apartments.

By Lee K

Traffic at Worsley roundabout will be at a complete standstill and the A580 is already at full capacity now

By Alan

Traffic backed up at 1pm saturday all the way to boothstown and peel want to give us more

By Dave boothstown

Those people moaning about traffic. You do realise that by driving a car you are only making the problem worse? Get a bike

By Anonymous

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