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Countryside get another 54 New Broughton homes through planning

Warrington housebuilder Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd has won permission to build 54 two and three-bed houses on vacant scrubland in Broughton, Salford.

The multi-million turnover firm lodged plans in December 2014 for the eighth phase of its New Broughton development on Teneriffe Street.

27 two-storey two-bedroom and 27 three-bedroom houses will now go ahead across the vacant and unused one-hectare site south of Upper Camp Street.

Landowners Sigma, who bought the brownfield land from Salford City Council, have 180 acres to play with across the new-build development which the council is hoping over the next 10 years will transform an underused and much maligned area of the city.

Read: Plans lodged for 54 new homes on vacant land in Salford

86 car parking spaces will be provided, with landscaping works similar to what has already been laid out off Camp Street and Great Clowes Street.

Countryside has recently secured permission to build on the former Seedley Primary School, as well as the former Tootal Drive Primary School near Salford Royal Hospital.

Read: Seedley Primary School site to be turned into 60 homes

Read: 26 homes to be built on former Tootal Drive Primary School – but £150k fees avoided

The matter of £301,406 in Section 106 payments for the Teneriffe Street site has still to be decided.

A viability statement produced on behalf of the developer by consultant Michael Coulter, for Grasscroft Development Solutions, says: “Whilst the wider development has already delivered a significant amount of planning gain, it is clear that viability is a material consideration and that it would be unviable for the Authority to impose an additional burden on the developer by insisting that commuted sums are payable…”

Countryside and Sigma’s next key driver is to secure and rebuild the area around the tired and under-funded Mocha parade shopping centre in Lower Broughton.

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