Port Salford decision delayed.
posted by: M44 - Thursday 23rd April, 2009
Salford City Council's planning chiefs met on Thursday 16th April to discuss the future of Port Salford but delayed making a decision until May 7th at the earliest.
The 300 acre plot at Barton, on the North Bank of the Manchester Ship Canal is marked for development by Peel Investments (North) Ltd who aim to turn the site into a distribution park served by rail, road and short sea shipping.
The new port will be served by an access road, planned to be built near Makro on Liverpool Road, which residents say could increase traffic by over a thousand cars a day, at peak times, making commuting difficult and driving noise and air pollution to insuferable levels.
A new link road will be built to connect to the M60 motorway but this will see the closure of the southbound sliproads at Peel Green roundabout and traffic going to the Trafford Centre will be diverted along this road.
Peel claim over 2000 jobs will be created for the area but local residents seem more concerned with the effect on their quaility of life. Noise and traffic pollution and the destruction of green space being the main concerns raised in opposition to Peel's ambitious plans.
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