Consultation launches on £54m Salford scheme

A consultation on plans to build a £54m residential community in Worsley, Salford has been launched.

Peel L&P and its homebuilder Northstone is bringing forward plans at Hazelhurst Farm.

The proposals would create up to 450 energy efficient homes.

Many of the new homes will be affordable housing while the scheme would also include land and funding for a new two-form entry primary school.

The site immediately adjoins the East Lancashire Road and there would be a new footpath to the adjacent Wardley Park and Ride facility for the Vantage Guided Busway, offering residents connectivity to central Salford and Manchester.

Hazelhurst Farm has been allocated for residential development by Salford City Council in Greater Manchester’s Places for Everyone Plan, which is currently being considered by the Secretary of State for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities.

Annabel Partridge, Peel L&P’s associate director of development planning, said: “In developing our plans, we have carefully considered both the natural characteristics of the area and the existing community. Our proposals for Hazelhurst Farm would represent an investment of over £54m to deliver a sustainable and inclusive new community and deliver some of the new family and affordable homes that the area desperately needs, as well as providing a much-needed new site for a new primary school.

“Peel L&P is a long-term investor in Salford and we’ve successfully delivered some transformational schemes in partnership over many years, like MediaCity, the AJ Bell Stadium, the RHS and improvements to the Bridgewater Canal.

“As many people will know, the delivery of new family and affordable homes is a longstanding challenge across the city, along with the need for new primary school sites, so we’re really pleased to now be bringing forward this new community that is fully aligned with Salford and Greater Manchester’s new plan.”