A planning application to develop 1,600 new homes in Salford as part of one of the UK's largest residential-led regeneration schemes, has been approved by Salford City Council.
The £430m new homes scheme, which is being delivered by SP+ consortium, which includes Chevin Housing Association, Keepmoat, Harewood Homes and Latham Architects and PKF, will include a large share of affordable homes, as well as the refurbishment of well over 1,200 properties in Pendleton.
The first phase of the project, which will start during the tail end of this year, will feature about 300 new homes. The overall project is earmarked for completion in 2016.
Aside from the construction of new homes, the development will also include new open green spaces, walkways and cycle paths, a community farm, an extra care facility, new shopping promenade and new sports pitches at the Fit City development.
Councillor Gena Merrett, Assistant Mayor for Housing and Environment at Salford City Council, rold the press: "Now that we have approved plans the contractors will be able to get on site and start creating a new Pendleton."