The demolition of 184 terraced houses in Thursfield Street, Reading Street, Chinley Street, Wainman Street, Suffolk Street, Levens Street and part of Littleton Road continues, with Wainman Street currently being bulldozed.
Last October, when demolition first started, we reported in the Sold Down The River feature the community's consistent belief that the only reason these houses were being flattened was because developers get bigger profits from riverside properties. Other identical houses set back from the river have been refurbished.
A Salford Council Report from 2006 about another waterside area perhaps provides the proof that families are being kicked out of their homes and perfectly good houses are being trashed to please developers and speculators.
The Report from the directors for Development and Corporate Services states… "an active water frontage is generally regarded as giving a 20 – 25% uplift in values, making development far more attractive / viable…"
The Salford Star would like to ask Salford Council and the NDC (Now Demolishing a City) for whose benefit this `regeneration' is being carried out?
Read this too, look at these photos, put your hands on your heart and answer truthfully…