Salford readies three sites for affordable homes  

The city council is expected to bring three sites under its ownership to deliver the first 100 homes of a wider 417-home social housing project. 

Salford Mayor Paul Dennett has been asked to sign off the council’s decision to appropriate two sites in Ordsall and another in Clifton next Monday, paving the way for contractor Seddon to start on site. 

All three sites are vacant following the demolition of previous social housing schemes over the last 30 years. 

Work across the three sites is due to start this month and will see the creation of a trio of developments: 

Brassington Avenue – 12 two- and three-bedroom houses 

Ryall Avenue South – six two- and three-bedroom houses and 35 one- and two-bedroom apartments 

The Green, Clifton – four three- and four-bedroom houses and 47 one- and two-bedroom apartments. 

PRP Architects has designed all three schemes. 

In December, Dennett approved the construction of 417 homes, to be supported by the council’s arm’s length housing company Dérive, mooted as the city council’s largest social housing project in 50 years. 

Of the homes, 188 will be available for social rent, 127 for affordable rent, 52 to the private rented sector and 50 will be sold, covering a range of housing sizes and type. 

The largest single site is at Longshaw Drive in Little Hulton, which will see 177 homes advanced, made up of 132 houses and 45 apartments. These will include social rent, private rent and homes for sale. 

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