Barbara has welcomed the decision made by Salford councillors at their Planning Panel meeting on 7th July to refuse planning permission to build 350 houses on the Burgess Farm site. Barbara has campaigned on behalf of local residents at every stage of the planning process against the proposals to develop the land for housing
A statement and a letter from Barbara were read out to the members of the planning panel and the meeting later decided to reject the application.
“I am pleased that Salford councillors have voted to refuse permission to build 350 houses on the land at the Burgess Farm site. I have opposed these damaging proposals right from the start because they would have had an adverse impact on the quality of life of local people.
"The proposals took no account of the pressure that building such a large number of houses at this location would have had on the local area. Our local road and public transport would not have been able to cope with the extra journeys generated by this development. These proposals would also have meant the loss of one of our last remaining working farms in this area of Salford and of valued green open space.
“Local people have sent a strong message on this issue and I am pleased that Salford councillors have listened."