In January Barbara received news that Peel Investments (North Limited), part of Peel L&P has been granted permission to appeal a High Court decision made in August 2019 despite losing two public inquiries held over their proposals to build 600 houses on the green space at Broadoak, Worsley.

The High Court upheld two decisions by the Secretary of State for Housing and Communities and Local Government to reject the plan after two public inquiries.

Barbara has opposed development on this land at Broadoak since Peel submitted its first planning application in 2013.

It is not yet known when the appeal will be heard but it should be later this year.

Barbara says:

It is extremely disappointing that Peel have been granted leave to appeal despite the plans having been rejected numerous times over the past 7 years.

“Peel’s proposals were widely opposed by local residents, councillors and by me as the Member of Parliament. The plans have been rejected by Salford Council, the Government’s planning inspectorate, the Government itself and the High Court.  

“This battle has been costly in time for all of us involved in fighting it, but also for the Salford tax-payer in terms of legal costs.

“The best use for this land is for it to be continued to used by wildlife and for recreation and I will continue fighting against these development proposals.”

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