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Barton Inn site to be transformed into apartments

City West Housing have secured planning permission to transform the site of the demolished Barton Inn, Cawdor Street, Eccles pub into a modern apartment complex.

The site which was empty since it closed in the early 2000s and has recently been demolished – will see the construction of six one-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom apartments for Affordable Rent.

City West has received £160,000 of funding from the Homes and Communities agency for the project, with work expected to begin on site this summer and due to be completed by summer 2016.

Nigel Sedman, Director of Investment and Regeneration at City West, said: “Salford urgently needs more affordable homes – and there is a huge demand for one-bedroom and two-bedroom properties.

“With waiting lists still under considerable strain, we hope that more schemes like this will offer a lifeline for customers looking for a home of their own, or for those who want to downsize.”

There have been concerns raised by local residents about parking provision: there are no parking spaces provided with the development, although there are eight bicycle spaces – but planners are happy with proposals for residents to park on Cawdor Street where there are no parking restrictions.

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