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SWINTON PROTESTS BRING SALFORD COUNCIL AND BELLWAY HOMES TO NEGOTIATING TABLE
 

Star date: 17th October 2018

NEVER MIND THE BREXITS HERE'S SAVING OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!

As Theresa May was locked in Brexit talks in Brussels, this morning Salford City Council, Bellway Homes and Swinton residents' Saving Our Neighbourhood group were meeting to try and resolve horrendous problems around the Campbell Road natural green space, where the developer is attempting to build 241 houses.

The Council and Bellway have been brought to the table after constant protests by residents..."I think that's the only way we're going to get anywhere" said Barry Woodling of Saving Our Neighbourhood as residents demonstrated yet again outside the Civic Centre.

Full details here...


Swinton protesters bring Salford Council and Bellway Homes to table Swinton protesters bring Salford Council and Bellway Homes to table Swinton protesters bring Salford Council and Bellway Homes to table
Swinton protesters bring Salford Council and Bellway Homes to table
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This morning, Bellway Homes representatives ran a gauntlet of angry residents as they made their way into a meeting with Salford City Council and the Saving Our Neighbourhood group to try and resolve horrendous problems related to its development of 241 houses at Campbell Road natural green space in Swinton.

The developer had agreed to attend the meeting after constant protests by residents both at the site, outside the Civic Centre and at the side of the East Lancs Road.*

"We're here to protest, again, against Salford Council's decision to pass this planning application" said Barry Woodling from Saving Our Neighbourhood "Over the last two months since they've started on the site it's been horrendous for people living in the local area, particularly on Thorn Road.

"There's been vast numbers of lorries going down that road laden with heavy lifting gear, and the noise from the site is incredible from 8am to 6pm, with around six or seven JCBs working there" he explained "The lorries are creating all sorts of problems on the road and people have been really upset by it; it's affecting their physical and mental health.

"The problem is that there's only one access to the site and it's off Campbell Road which is totally unsuitable" he added "We argued right from the start that there needs to be a second access off Folly Lane but neither the Council nor Bellway are keen on that idea. At the meeting, our representatives are putting forward quite strong demands, that there needs to be a second access and that a lot more needs to be done to mitigate the harm, the anxiety and upset that's being caused.

"The Council ignored all the criticisms from local residents and the campaign group about traffic, air pollution, loss of amenity, pressure on infrastructure and more, and we're trying to hold the line here" he said.

At present there is no word on what happened at the meeting but this article will be updated as soon as there is a statement...

* For a full background see previous Salford Star articles...

Salford Community Groups Unite Against Rampant Development – click here

Campbell Road Protesters Stage Demonstration Against Salford Council and Bellway Homes – click here

Swinton Resident Protest Against Insane Development – click here

Massive Objections To Swinton Green Space development – click here

caroline gray wrote
at 17:02:44 on 20 October 2018
well u voted them in now u see....tony Blair owns lots of flats i believe ..so here we go again sorry to mention bindloss ..council they wonted to destroy a 1840 Manson.an develop . still there .no longer own. what was to be our home.due to your council demanding council tax and money for the men who trashed it .so the bailiffs came here..an lots of court appearances . the con men got it due to husband failing health .an due to all this suffered 2 heart attacks..not all who had fine houses were bad..or estate owners.. a cottage received 25p month rent.sold .when tenant died ... payed for bindloss..tried to fight Compton groups for lease holders..for u ...as those who no my husband .no he is a Honorable man. ask s. kingston..truth will out ..u voted them in..
 
Slurp wrote
at 16:38:08 on 17 October 2018
241 houses . That's got to be a bare minimum of 5 years build . Probably longer. All that time to have your life disrupted by noise, pollution and all the inconvenient rest. 5+ years during which some unlucky sod, if you'll excuse the pun, is statistically almost certainly going to be involved in an accident with site traffic. Hey ho. Salford Council riding roughshod over people's concerns again. A pattern seems to be developing. Or is already just the norm?
 
ian c wrote
at 16:38:04 on 17 October 2018
Unfotunateley under the Residential roads and footpath standards any developement of 300 dwellings or less needs only one access road.They may have a case in regard to the width of the existing roads and sight lines at junctions. Time to look up the regs and get the tape measure out.
 
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