Demolition plans for Ordsall’s McDonald’s, KFC and Grosvenor Casino have been resubmitted after environmental concerns paused proceedings.

Plans to replace Riverside Retail Park, Derwent Street, with four blocks between nine and 25 storeys were resubmitted this Monday (11 September), after Salford City Council quashed the project’s initial requests after concerns for the local environment.

The body claimed UAE-based Imco Holdings’ plans which were submitted in July were “not sufficiently robust”, with fears of the impact the works would have on the nearby River Irwell and the footpath.

This week’s resubmission stated included that a fence would be constructed around the project to “eliminate any dust from entering the river”.

It also outlines that dust and noise suppression methods would be taken into consideration “in line with industry best practice”.

The original submission of the plans came just weeks after plans to demolish most of Regent Retail park to make way for the UK’s third tallest tower was submitted to the council for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

The plans submitted for the nearby site would see one of the ten towers in the development stand at a whopping 264m, beaten only by The Shard (310m), and TwentyTwo (278m), nationwide.

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