Salford housing scheme Agreed

1,600 new build dwellings in Salford has been agreed upon.

The project is expected to cost millions of pounds and will involve the redevelopment of the Pendleton area and further improvements to 1,200 existing properties.

“Our plan for Pendleton will give residents a better choice of affordable housing and we’re pleased the government supports us in what we’re trying to achieve,” lead member for housing at Salford City Council Peter Connor declared.

A full business case will be presented to ministers for further consideration in the near future, after which a company will be contracted to carry out the work.

The proposals have already been scrutinised by the Homes and Communities Agency, which decided they provided value for money.

Salford also has a budget of £51.8 to invest in upgrades for council houses, which should bring the building stock of the local authority in line with the Decent Homes Standard.

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