Plans have been submitted by the council to see 137 new houses and 137 apartments built between Robert Hall Street and West Park Street.

The main goal of the Ordsall scheme is to address the urgent need for housing whilst also enhancing “community connections, using a blend of townhouses and apartments.”

The council claims that over 40 per cent of the houses would be affordable to “help with the cost of living crisis.”

274 new homes would be built in the council’s new Ordsall scheme.

Cllr Tracy Kelly, lead member for housing, property and regeneration, said: “Affordable homes are desperately needed in our city, and we currently have almost 5,000 people on our housing waiting lists.

“We are continuing to push forward with local solutions against the backdrop of a national cost-of-living and housing crisis.” 

The development plans include a range of tenure blind, homes incorporating two-to-four-bedroomed townhouses and one-and-two-bedroomed apartments. This is aimed at ensuring that a diverse range of residents can benefit from this scheme.

The homes would also be designed to meet the “Salford Standard” to support carbon emission targets, the standard features a fabric-first approach supported with renewable technology.

“Over 40 per cent would be affordable homes that will help with the cost-of-living crisis, establishing a range of public green spaces and making sure that the community is pleased with the design,” said Ben Tabiner, associate director at Buttress Architects. 

The city council is currently seeking a contractor to build out the £60m Ordsall scheme. 

To view the application, search for reference number PA/2023/0425 on Salford City Council’s website planning portal. 

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