Pendleton transformation plans given green light

Plans for Pendleton

Plans for the next stage of the transformation of Pendleton have been approved.

A further 127 new energy efficient homes were approved by Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, at the council’s Property and Regeneration Briefing today (March 8).

The meeting papers spell out the full scale of the ambition for the third phase of regeneration in the area.

The development plans show a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroomed homes which includes four wheelchair units and 15 new allotments for local people. The state-of-the art homes will have high efficiency gas boilers installed, LED lighting and solar panels on the roof to lower energy usage and reduce energy bills.

Also, the design of the scheme puts a strong emphasis on high quality public spaces with 29 new street trees and cycle paths and walking routes to connect people to other parts of the city – including Salford Quays.

Deputy City Mayor, Cllr Tracy Kelly, who is also the council’s lead member for housing, said: “This is the much-anticipated next phase of the regeneration scheme for the area to provide more family homes for local people.

“The transformation and extra homes are much needed and will create jobs and opportunities, such as apprenticeships when work begins.”

She added: “Thanks to support from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) we were successful in securing a £1.91m Brownfield Land Grant to help ensure that the proposals can be delivered to the required high levels of quality and accessibility.

“So far the regeneration of the area has seen 344 new family homes and apartments built – with 35% of all properties being affordable at social rent.

“Throughout the whole process we have worked with the community and I’m pleased to see the strong emphasis on public space in the latest plans.”

Proposals also include plans to deliver a new leisure centre.