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BULLDOZERS MOVE IN ON MOCHA PARADE SALFORD
 

Star date: 15th May 2018

DEMOLITION OF LOWER BROUGHTON SHOPPING PRECINCT BEGINS

After years of neglect and stop-start plans to 'upgrade' Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton, the bulldozers have finally moved in, demolishing the first section of the precinct where the old post office, newsagents and Broughton Trust office used to be.

Plans for the new shopping centre include a Lidl store, just five new shop units with increased rents and possibly a health centre.

Full details here...


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After years in limbo while the regeneration of Lower Broughton went on around it, the bulldozers have finally moved in on Mocha Parade, demolishing the first side of the precinct where the newsagent, post office and Broughton Trust office used to be.

This part of Mocha, will potentially house a new health centre, although progress is slow. The only reference to this, officially, has been in the minutes of a Salford CCG meeting held in February where it was noted that "a workshop had been held to facilitate discussions between the stakeholders for the proposed Lower Broughton Health Centre. The outputs from this workshop were awaited..."

The next phase of the demolition will see the Heron food shop site bulldozed to make way for five new units for the existing shops that can afford to re-locate. The Salford Star understands that rent and rates for these five units could increase by anything up to five times what owners are paying now, although negotiations are ongoing (see previous Salford Star article for details Ė click here).

For those who can't afford the rent, or won't be able to compete with a large new Lidl store that's planned on the site of the remaining shops, compensation on offer from Salford City Council is said to be 'derisory'.

There are currently a betting shop, newsagents and post office, two chemists, a fruit and veg store and opticians still open. The hairdressers, butcher, chip shop, taxi firm and off license have all gone over the last few years.

The future of the Salford Food Bank, currently housed at the far end of the precinct, is looking precarious, but the Heron food store is getting a new mid-sized unit on the redeveloped site. There's also talk of a drive-through fast food outlet.

However, Mocha Parade is looking at years, rather than months, before it is fully 'upgraded'...

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at 14:40:01 on 15 May 2018
And the Social cleansing of Salford continues.

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