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 129 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.
Seddons, a local contractor, has been appointed 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 are required 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. With planning permission secured, work started in March 2021 and will be completed in Spring 2022.
41 new homes at the heart of Ordsall, made up of 14 one-bedroom and 21 two-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses. With planning permission secured, work started in March 2021 and will be completed in Summer 2022.
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. With planning permission secured, work started in March 2021 and phased completion will take place from Spring through to Summer 2022.
This scheme is being built by Salix Homes and will provide 25 new homes made up of 17 one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom houses and four three-bedroom houses. Work has started and homes are expected to be completed by Autumn 2022.
We will provide regular updates through ward councillors, neighbourhood managers and existing community networks. 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.
We welcome general comments on our housing plans.
For more information on our housing plans please email email@example.com
With the exception of wheelchair accessible units, all other homes on the sites will be advertised through Salford Home Search. In order to apply, you will need to be registered with Salford Home Search and will need to bid on these properties when they become available.
Should you have any further questions in relation to registering, please direct these to Salford Home Search.
This page was last updated on 6 September 2021