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Decision not to build 600 homes in Salford upheld in court – again

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision not to build 600 new homes over the Worsley Greenway, in Salford.

The greenfield site is a mixture of woods, meadows and open land and stretches from Monton Green to Worsley Road, and is protected by policies in the city’s Unitary Development Plan.

The original decision to not allow houses to be built on the land was made in 2013, when Salford City Council decided that the land was not an appropriate space for housing to be placed.

The decision has since been upheld 3 times, with Salford City Council refusing to “roll over and let developers build where they want.”

Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said:

“This is the third time Peel Land and Property has taken this to court and each time the council’s decision has been upheld. Each time it goes to court it wastes vital taxpayers money that could be much better spent on services that benefit local people, especially after ten years of government imposed cuts and given the current financial challenges we face as a consequence of the impacts of the COVID-19 virus.”

The Mayor added that there was a need for housing in the city, but that it must be done properly.

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