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SALIX HOMES CANON GREEN BLOCK FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GETS PLANNING PERMISSION
 

Star date: 6th September 2018

THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR SALIX

Salix Homes' application to Salford City Council to build a block of 108 'affordable' apartments for 'young professionals' finally got planning permission this morning as its remodelling of the scheme was approved unanimously, despite on objector calling the removal of 37 category B trees "an environmental outrage".

Plans to build 24 unaffordable apartments on the site of the former Broadway Inn near Salford Quays were also approved as councillors questioned the lack of social housing in the area.

Full details here...


Salix Homes new Blackfriars block Canon Green development Salford Salford City Council meeting
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Salix Homes finally got approval this morning to build an eleven storey block of 108 apartments in the grounds of Canon Green Court and Westminster House near Blackfriars Road.

The apartments, called 'Blackfriars', would be aimed at 'young professionals' paying 80% of market rent for two years, with an option to buy after five years. Salix wanted to build the block to finance bringing social rent homes in the old blocks up to the decent homes standard, which it argued it couldn't afford to do without this new development within their grounds.*

This was the third time the controversial scheme had come to Salford Council's planning panel, having been rejected and deferred previously; last time on the grounds of a lack of connectivity between the new block and the existing blocks and "the loss of 26 mature trees".

This latest application re-jigged the development to improve connectivity and amenity access for residents of the old blocks but also added the removal of a further eleven mature category B London Planes and Lime trees – what one written objection called "an environmental outrage". Salix added another twenty trees to the scheme to compensate. The planning panel passed the plans unanimously.

Earlier at the panel meeting, there was the usual hand-wringing from councillors about the lack of social housing in the Quays/Ordsall area, as plans were discussed for the building of a block of 24 unaffordable apartments on the site of the old Broadway Inn.

Councillor John Warmisham complained about the "over influence of apartments" in the area..."Ordsall families need somewhere to live" he said, before adding that the block was an "eyesore" that "looks like a multi-storey car park".

A local resident also objected, arguing that the development was too big and would create a huge parking problem around Isaac Close "clogging up streets that are already clogged up", as there was no parking proposed on the actual site. A rep from Indigo planning, on behalf of the developer, Liquid Property, countered that prospective residents would be informed that there was a 'zero parking agreement' in place.

Despite reservations about parking, the materials being used to front the block and the lack of social housing in the development, only Councillor Warmisham voted against it, with Councillor Derek Antrobus stating rather weakly that "If we turned it down, it would only be approved on appeal"...


For a full background on the Salix Canon Green blocks see previous Salford Star articles – click here  click here   click here and click here

Main photo shows Canon Green Court

Former resident wrote
at 19:39:37 on 07 September 2018
It seems Bob is unsure about what the word affordable means with regards to housing. There are many definitions of what this means, even among housing providers and our city council. The best one ,and one I happen to agree with is from Tracy Kelly ,lead member for housing, who puts it at the LHA rate. Which is about 100 quid a week for a one bed, much less than the £130 that Bernard talks about in his post. 37 trees is a great loss to that site, and I suspect many may have been grade A. Still this is what the people of Canon Green wanted. They could have done better than Salix, and indeed some have proved they can do better than Salix,regarding doing better improvements at less cost. That new block did not need to be built. It is just a way for Salix to make a few bob to make up for the cash they have wasted. People like to be told what to do by people like Salix. Let Salix get on with the job, and let us hope it works out OK. I will be the first to admit I was wrong if it turns out well.
 
Bernard Ryan wrote
at 16:00:21 on 06 September 2018
108 "Affordable Rent" new Build Flats hey. £130 a Week sounds Proper "Affordable" for the "Young Professionals" that make up much of the Housing need felt by this Cities Population..... The Existing Residents of Canon Green Court have been made to live in Squalor by Salix & S.C.C for Years, now they have an 11 Storey Land-Grab of an Eyesore to deal with & told they need it, if they want a much needed Refurb! Thats Choice- 21st Century Style for yer. Disgusting.
 
bob wrote
at 16:00:17 on 06 September 2018
I keep seeing the word "Affordable" concerning Salford Housing. Just what figure do they call "Affordable". what is affordable to me might not be affordable to someone else. They need to set a figure about what an affordable price is.
 
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