Salford secures approval for new affordable housing

Plans for 45 homes to be built in Salford have been approved by the Council’s planning and transportation regulatory panel, with all of the properties expected to be available for social rent.

The homes will be built on the site of the former Cromwell Secondary School for Girls, retaining and preserving Alan Boyson’s Grade II-listed Tree of Knowledge mural.

The Council will deliver the houses in partnership with The Broughton Trust, a local charity with aspirations to become a community-led housing association, who will own the properties.

Deputy City Mayor, Cllr Tracy Kelly, lead member for housing, property and regeneration, said: ‘Salford City Council remains absolutely committed to providing genuinely decent and affordable housing for our residents and helping people off our housing waiting list onto the path to becoming homeowners.

‘This council development in partnership with the Broughton Trust is vitally needed in the city to help tackle our housing shortage but will also rejuvenate the area by building attractive and sustainable housing on a site that had become a local eyesore in recent years and preserve a piece of local listed heritage for further generations to enjoy.’

The Council’s planning and transportation regulatory panel approved the plans last week.

Salford Council has further plans for 68 properties at St Luke’s Primary School in Weaste and 177 homes on the site of the former Harrop Fold High School on Longshaw Drive in Little Hulton, which will come become the panel in December.

In related news, a new £1.5m skills and work programme is set to be agreed by Salford City Council, helping to provide opportunities for young people progressing into education and work and supporting businesses to create sustainable opportunities for local people.

The scheme aims to support individuals and communities over their lifetime to continue learning, taking advantage of opportunities and reducing inequalities.

Photo supplied by Salford City Council


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