The former High Street estate in Pendleton has been scheduled for a regeneration project. Credit: Google Earth

Salford progresses Pendleton regen

Partnering alongside housing association Pendleton Together, the council is drawing up final plans for the building of 575 market homes, 173 affordable ones and an extra care scheme offering 24-hour support for those who need it.

Salford City Council discussed the proposals at its property and regeneration meeting on Monday. The plans mark the next phase in Pendleton regeneration, which has been in the works since 2013.

Since then, the council has demolished 740 properties to pave the way for hundreds of new homes. The local authority has also overseen the refurbishment of 1,253 houses in the area.

Of the finished houses, more than 30% have been affordable.

The council’s full vision for the area includes building another 1,215 homes as well as new pocket parks, landscaping, car parks and roads.

During Monday’s meeting, the council also approved a compulsory purchase order for 14 Holcombe Close, the only house still occupied on Pendleton’s former High Street estate, which sits in the middle of the council’s planned regeneration area.

Salford City Council also moved forward with plans for its £16.5m leisure centre, the Pendleton Community Activity and Health Hub. At the meeting on Monday, the local authority voted to accept £2m from Sports England for the building of the leisure centre.

Next month, the council’s procurement board will be approached regarding the leisure centre and the need for a contractor to engage in the pre-construction process, with the procurement board ultimately approving the works value for the scheme towards the end of this year.

Willmott Dixon Construction had been appointed last year to provide pre-contract professional services for the project.

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‘Pocket parks’ – what about all the park space and tonnes of trees that are already there?

By Salford's sweetheart

Joy! As I have commented on previous articles, Pendleton earmarks the perfect location for a new commuter town to be developed, in many ways this could be our very own Brixton or Balham! Now to completely overhaul the Salford Shopping Centre and get some decent bars, restaurants and cafes there. Brilliant! And also a message to anyone who comments about ‘destroying the Green belt’, please visit the area before commenting such nonsense I beg. The empty swathes of unused parkland are barely good enough to host an ants nest, let alone be an area for children to play.

By Pendleton Powerhouse

Lets hope a Pendleton tram stop directly to Manchester City Centre is in the works also

By Anonymous

The caption to the picture says “Pendleton has been slated”, is this in a bad way and the regen project has been criticised?

By Anon

    Slated as in “scheduled”. No criticism intended. As an American, I was not aware of slated’s “criticised” definition. The things you learn. Have amended the caption accordingly. Best – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

I live next door to this at Pendleton One.
‘Unused’ – incorrect. Even worse this is next to a school which the surrounding neighbourhood uses to walk through rather than drive. This green space is well and truly well used.
‘Swatches’ – correct. There is tonnes of space and the masterplan shows swathes being built on with pocket parks replacing it.

To anyone attempting to undermine my comment – this area 100% needs redeveloping as it’s a mess which is subject to antisocial behaviour. But the amount of green space they are proposing in replacement is criminal.

By Anonymous

My gran was born in that area in 1890. My mam grew up in the terraced streets in the 30s&40s. I watched the ‘ new estates ‘ built in th 70s. Houses are easy to build. Community’s less so. The Council must spend some time and money making sure that this isn’t just another incarnation of a crime and deprivation area. Like lots of Salford still are.

By David.

Good was about time they get started on this. Not sure about the criticism that it’s destroying parkland it’s complete wasteland littered with fly tipping and piles of concrete and an absolute no-go area unless you want to get mugged. Hopefully they can rebuild a nice community there.

By Anonymous

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