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SALFORD MOST SQUASHED PLACE OUTSIDE LONDON
 

Star date: 26th September 2011

SALFORD NEW HOMES HORROR

Government figures show that Salford is becoming the most squashed place in England outside of London.

The density of new homes being built in the city between 2007-10 was almost three times the national average, and areas of house building are almost four times denser than ten years ago. This fits with residents complaining in `New Broughton' that their houses are too small, and with the amount of flats built in the city recently.

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New build areas of Salford are becoming officially squashed, according to figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government recently. Between 2007-10, Salford had a density figure of 120, compared to the English average of 43, and the North West average of 41.

The density figure is arrived at by dividing the area of land being used, by the number of new dwellings, and the figure of 120 for Salford is the highest in England, outside of places like inner city London. By comparison, Manchester has a figure of 99, Bury 53 and Trafford 40.

Between 1995-98 Salford's density figure for new builds was 32; between 1999-2002 it was 31; and between 2003-6 it was 86. This more than suggests that Salford's new houses and flats are getting smaller and smaller.

Between 2007-10 over 1500 new properties were built in the city, including those built in `New Broughton' where the Salford Star showed a couple having to put a freezer in their bedroom as the kitchen was too small.

"All they did was exchange our homes for substandard poor quality boxes" said Val Broadbent, of New Broughton Residents Association, in the Star's call for a Public Inquiry into the city's regeneration.

For further details on the Public Inquiry call (with lots of links) click here…

 

Fadge - No Hope in this dead city wrote
at 3:34:12 AM on Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wonder what the Chief Parasite at the Clowncil thinks about this disgraceful situation , assuming she thinks at all . It won't matter , Scary does not live anywhere near this over-crowded dead city hellhole . On the obscene salary she sponges off the salford taxpayer , she can easily afford to live far from the rotton stench of this dumpsalford , and it's betrayed citizens.
 
Royston wrote
at 12:43:40 AM on Thursday, September 29, 2011
Salford has a long , and ,not always honourable history of overcrowding. I believe that at one stage what is now the central redevelopment area( from Windsor bridge to Pendleton church)was the most densely populated square mile in Europe,retaining this dubious title after the 1960's redevelopment courtesy of the tower blocks.The news that once again we head Europe on overcrowding is very disappointing after some considerable improvements were achieved in the 80's & 90's
 
Salford Lad in Manc wrote
at 12:41:13 AM on Thursday, September 29, 2011
120 what? bananas? Unit of measurement please. Yet another incisive, grown up, intelligent article from the Salford Star! What would we do without you? xx
 
remember 92 wrote
at 3:31:51 AM on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
What a shame the residents of whitlane will never get to experience these new homes because our funding was squandered by the NDC and the council buffons. 12 years of neglect and still no answers.
 
Pete wrote
at 11:38:24 AM on Monday, September 26, 2011
Sorry to nickpick, but would the high rise blocks in the Quays have skewed these figures?
 
dave - ex-labour forever , all traitors wrote
at 11:37:54 AM on Monday, September 26, 2011
This should be no surprise . The more homes that can be crammed into this deadcity , the more council tax the town hall traitors can extort to waste , squander and toss away at business chums .
 
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