Plans in for 160 homes in Swinton

Housing association Salix Homes has submitted a planning application to Salford City Council for 160 homes at Beechfarm Estate, also known as Poets Estate.

Salix Homes has been working with the Poets Estate Steering Group, made up of residents, councillors and representatives from the social housing provider, to develop proposals for an area of the estate where the properties are affected by structural issues.

The steering group voted in favour of redeveloping the estate and as part of the proposals, 146 affected properties will be demolished and replaced with 161 new homes.

The affected properties on the estate are located on Blantyre Street, Shakespeare Road, Stevenson Road, Tennyson Road, Kingsley Road and Wordsworth Road.

The homes will be a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, 120 of which will be available for rent from Salix Homes, replacing the 119 rental properties being demolished, while 41 will be for sale.

The proposals come after Salford City Council transferred its housing stock to Salix Homes earlier this year.

Mark Foster, head of investment at Salix Homes, said: “We made a promise to our tenants on the Beechfarm Estate that we would deliver this development if the transfer went ahead, so we are delighted to be able to move forward with our plans so soon after transfer.

“We have worked very closely with the residents every step of the way and we are confident that our significant investment in this community will help deliver much-needed new and improved homes for Salford.”

The plans are expected to be approved by the council in March, and Salix Homes said it hopes to start work on site in November next year.

The project will be carried out over four phases and is due to be completed in summer 2019.

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