Barbara Keeley MP has welcomed the decision made by Salford councillors at their planning meeting on 3rd October to refuse planning permission to build up to 100 houses on green open land off Vicars Hall Lane and Highclove Lane in Boothstown.
Barbara has campaigned on behalf of local residents against the proposals to develop the land for housing.
A statement from Barbara was read out to the members of the planning panel and the councillors later decided to reject the application.
“I am pleased that Salford councillors have voted to refuse permission to build up to 100 houses on the land off Vicars Hall Lane and Highclove Lane in Boothstown. I opposed the proposals because they would have a negative impact on the quality of life of local people and would have led to the loss of green open space.
"The proposals took no account of the pressure that building this number of houses at this location would have had on the local area. Our local roads and public transport services would not have been able to cope with the extra journeys generated by this development. I am pleased that Salford councillors have listened to the strength of local opposition on this issue."