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SALFORD UNIVERSITY PLANS 500 PROPERTIES AT CASTLE IRWELL BUT QUESTIONS OVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING
 

Star date: 27th March 2018

RACECOURSE TURNSTILES RETAINED BUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

Salford University launched a public consultation yesterday concerning its plans for up to five hundred houses and apartments, shops and a school on the site of its old Castle Irwell student halls.

The architects present confirmed that the old Racecourse turnstiles will be retained but couldn't confirm whether there would be any affordable housing on the site.

Full details here...


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Salford Racecourse Turnstiles Castle Irwell Salford
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Yesterday, the University of Salford launched a public consultation on the future of the old Castle Irwell student village. The event, held at the Beacon Centre, featured a mere four boards with very little detailed information about the plans, other than a redevelopment featuring up to five hundred houses and 'riverfront apartments', shops, some pocket parks and a possible new school.

The value of the land at Castle Irwell has shot up after the £10million public money investment into a new flood basin and stunning wetland area that borders the site (see here). Even so, under current Salford City Council policy the area is classed as 'low value' and, currently there is no compulsion for affordable housing.

When questioned on this at the consultation event, the planners couldn't answer. They hinted that the Council was thinking of bringing in a new policy for 20% affordable housing in the area but there is an on-going 'review' from which any new regulations won't kick in until 2019 (see here). The aim with this development is to go for 'outline' planning permission this summer.

The University, while applying for planning permission, won't be actually be building the site, with a developer still to be announced.

The plans also include a possible new primary school on the Castle Irwell site but there is actually, almost across the road, Charlestown Primary School, shut down a few years ago and kind of re-opened as an extension to River View Primary.

Meanwhile, the neglected but iconic old Racecourse turnstiles on the front of the site, which were originally due to be demolished after planning permission was granted (see previous Salford Star article – click here) will now be retained.

 
While the public consultation event was only for one day, the community can still give feedback and find out further details from the Castle Irwell website – click here

C Watkins wrote
at 16:46:17 on 13 July 2018
It is quite funny how in 1963 the University objected to a housing company buying the racecourse. Now 50 years later and after ruining the land they are happy for houses to be built. Personally I wish it was still a racecourse but it will never happen now with the flood basin being built, but the land should stay for some sporting use. Money talks though.
 
Wendy Olsen wrote
at 08:56:25 on 19 April 2018
Very worried about the woods at Littleton Road and Gerald Road. Is it worth it when they sweep away these habitats?
 
Julie Eddison wrote
at 09:42:14 on 08 April 2018
No more private housing .we need more social housing with community centres . Building communities not profit!
 
Bob the regular wrote
at 13:27:19 on 30 March 2018
We know that Saford uni own the site, but in what capacity? Are they lease holders or freeholders, does any other entity have an interest, like our beloved city council? I would love to know. I remember being told about the "special relationship" years ago, by someone very high up in the health service estates dept. They also told me that Salford council plays hard dealing with health service, and soft with the Uni.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 07:49:33 on 28 March 2018
See Andy's comment below...It's got a great big sign outside saying River View school
 
Andy wrote
at 07:47:00 on 28 March 2018
Charlestown school is nothing to do with riverview now.
 
John Catterall wrote
at 23:08:56 on 27 March 2018
l went to this event on Monday.....It was an attempt to cover up in my opinion the shady dealings that have been suspected for years between the Uni and Salford CC...............all questions asked were answered with vague replies ... and looking at Stephens report they answered his questions in a similar manner,,,,,,,we need to make sure Salfords promise of more Social Housing is carried out..........
 
Stuart Oxbrow wrote
at 18:59:38 on 27 March 2018
Local resident We need more social and affordable housing in Salford not buy to let housing that locals cant afford.
 
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