Have your say on plans for a greener Salford

Two consultations on plans to make Salford’s streets quieter, greener and cleaner will be launched this Friday (18 December). 

Residents are being invited to have their say on plans for low traffic areas in central Salford and designs for an ‘active neighbourhood’ in Ordsall as part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network.

Councillor Mike McCusker, executive support member for planning, housing and sustainable development, said consultation on the Ordsall proposals was held from mid-November last year to the end of January 2020 and received very positive comments.

“We now want people to have their say on the design proposals and be involved in any changes to their area,” he said.

“The idea of an ‘active neighbourhood’ is to slow or remove through traffic in residential areas to encourage more street play, walking, cycling and use of public transport and to make local trips to school or the shops safer. Vehicle access to all homes and for emergency services will be maintained.

“The Bee Network plans in central Salford are also about creating better local connections to shops, schools, medical centres, jobs, parks, public transport and the city centre, quieter streets with cleaner air where children can play and measures to tackle problem parking by commuters.

“It could mean new and improved pedestrian crossings, environmental improvements and new cycle lanes, bike parking and repair stations.

“Funding is not yet guaranteed for either scheme so every comment will help with our business case.”

The Ordsall proposals include creating quiet streets at Colman Gardens/Phoebe Street, King William Street, Howard Street and part of Hulton Street which would mean new and improved pedestrian crossings particularly near schools, wider footpaths, tree planting, seating, cycle parking and sustainable drainage systems.

The mini roundabout at Phoebe Street would be replaced with a four-way junction and a bus gate added to Robert Hall Street to filter through traffic.

Salford City Council is working with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on both sets of plans and will ask for funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

The consultations run from Friday 18 December 2020 to Friday 22 January 2021, and people can leave as many comments as they wish online via Commonplace

Both projects along with other walking and cycling schemes are listed on the council website where comments can be left.

Anyone without internet access can or phone 0161 686 6286 or write to: 

FAO Ordsall Active Neighbourhood or FAO Bee Network
Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5FJ and plans will be sent to them for comment.

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Date published
Thursday 17 December 2020

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