I was really concerned to note that two Walkden South sites are including on a list of potential development sites circulated by Peel Holdings. These are:
- the green space south of Kingsway and to the east of Greylag Crescent in Ellenbrook
- the field north of the A580 and south of Mesne Lea Road and Chalfont Drive
No formal proposals have been submitted by Peel, who have worked closely with the Labour Council on the Salford City Stadium and other projects, but I’m keen to hear the views of local residents on this. Please e-mail me or leave a blog comment.
I’m particularly concerned about the effect of traffic on existing residential streets, and the loss of further green space. I will make sure that local residents are kept informed.
Developers have earmarked sites across the west of the City, including in Boothstown, Ellenbrook, Worsley, Swinton, Irlam and Cadishead. Your Conservative Councillors have organised a public meeting on the 4th February (7.30pm) at St Mark’s Church just down the road in Worsley, opposite the Novotel. I’ll make sure that more details are circulated when I have some more information. Hope to see you there.