Major regeneration plan approved for Salford
Plans for a 1,600-home private finance initiative regeneration scheme have been approved.
Salford Council yesterday approved a £430 million plan to build 1,600 new homes in the Pendleton area of Salford and refurbish 1,200 existing properties.
The project is being carried out by a consortium called SP+, which includes housing association Together Housing Group and house builder Keepmoat. The scheme will begin with the refurbishment of nine tower blocks later this year.
Gena Merrett, assistant mayor for housing and enivornment at Salford Council, said: ‘The plans that were approved yesterday bring us one step closer to realising our vision for Pendleton.
‘Not only will the scheme create better housing for residents, it will also bring the community together, with new public spaces, green spaces and community facilities.’
Tom Miskell, chief executive at THG, said: ‘We’re delighted to have secured planning permission for such a major project. For the last four years we have been working closely with both the council and the people of Pendleton to help shape our proposals. We’re now looking forward to delivering our scheme and creating neighbourhoods that the people of Pendleton can be proud of, both now and in the future.’