Worsley Housing site

Citizens of the Worsley area have been seen again to dismiss the new and controversial housing development, made by Peel L&P.

Locals have seen the company propose the Worsley housing development of 10 large family homes, settled along the small greenbelt, off Lancashire Road.

According to a written statement made by Peel L&P, they have argued that the Worsley “site is 0.83 hectares and is currently grassed with areas of bramble and scrub” and “is in the private ownership of Peel.”

The proposed Worsley area for 10 new homes. Copyright to Google Maps

Improvements to the Worsley area have also been explained by Peel L&P stating, “East Lancashire Road will be enhanced…and will be resurfaced…creating a suitable all-weather path to cycle and bus routes.”

“The scheme will also provide 0.27 hectares of open space, including ecological management around the Brook Corridor.”

With the prices rumoured to be £500,000 the local uproar continues, as Worsley residents suggest how much congestion would be brought into the area, inferring Worsley’s inability to sustain the demands on additional vehicles and housing.

Others have voiced their complaints on social media, Jacqui Anderson questioned, “Which young family will be able to afford these homes?!”


Showing house prices around the Salford Area. Copyright to Sofia Tavini

Simone Sweeney took to Worsley Civic Trust Facebook to describe the Peel L&P development plan as “Ruthless” and “Disgusting.”

Peel L&P has further argued that “the proposals are being brought forward in response to the housing shortage nationally and a local requirement to increase the supply of family homes within Salford’s current market.”

This is not the first time Peel L&P has proposed controversial plans.

Back in 2013, they initially proposed housing development on the Green Belt area of 600 detached properties, ranging from 3 to 4-bedroom, and were supposedly settled on the protected green lands of Aviary Field in Broadoack, Worsley.

In 2018, for the second time, locals again shunned the 600-housing development, despite proposing to use non-greenbelt land and make 30% of homes being affordable.

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