Salford City Council called for changes to government funding regulations around the direct delivery of new council homes. After restrictions were lifted the council secured government funding in October 2019 to achieve its ambition.
Split across four separate schemes and three different Salford wards, these new houses will boost their communities socially and economically as well as creating new opportunities for local residents.
These 126 new high quality homes, made up of a range of one to four bedroom apartments and houses and will reflect local priorities, such as being wheelchair accessible and highly energy efficient to reduce fuel bills. Providing a range of flexible and adaptable rented homes in different areas will help create mixed, balanced and sustainable neighbourhoods offering a variety of employment and other opportunities to those who live there now and in the future.
Local builders and suppliers will be used where possible to boost the Salford economy and contractors will be asked to maximise ‘social value.’ This means offering training and apprenticeship opportunities to local people during construction, working with local schools to offer advice and information about careers in construction, buying local products where possible and taking care of the environment.
Contractors will be asked to abide by the code for considerate construction which includes site management plans to mitigate the impact of the development on neighbours and compliance with any coronavirus regulations in force at the time.
These homes will all be available for social rent to people who are already on the housing waiting list in line with normal allocation policies.
This will provide 12 new homes on a cleared site, comprising five two bedroom homes and seven three bedroom homes.
This will provide up to 46 new homes at the heart of Ordsall, made up of up to 22 one bedroom and up to 18 two bedroom apartments, four two bedroom houses and two three bedroom houses.
This will provide 51 new homes on a cleared site between Rake Lane and The Green made up of 27 one bedroom and 20 two bedroom apartments, two three bedroom houses and two four bedroom houses.
This scheme is being built by Salix Homes and will provide 17 new homes made up of nine one bedroom and four two bedroom apartments, four two bedroom houses and four three bedroom houses.
Applications for planning permission were submitted in June. Members of the public can give their views on each scheme through the planning process. All comments are taken into account by the planning panel before a decision to approve or refuse planning permission is made.
We will also share information with ward councillors, neighbourhood managers and existing community networks and ask them to feedback local views at the appropriate time. News and information will also be publicised through Salford City Council’s usual channels such as our quarterly Life in Salford magazine, website, Twitter and Facebook.
Subject to planning permission being granted and any restrictions relating to coronavirus, which contractors will adhere to, work is anticipated to start on site in autumn this year and to be completed by March 2022.
We welcome general comments on our housing plans.
Please click on the link below which takes you through to the planning applications website. Simply type in the planning reference to see the plans for each site.
For more information on our housing plans please email firstname.lastname@example.org