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Port Salford gets green light

posted by: Salford Advertiser - Friday 24th July, 2009

Port Salford got approval from local planning chiefs last week and it is suggested the development could create more than 2,000 jobs for the city.



A huge freight terminal will be built on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal at Barton, Eccles.

Peel Holdings, the company behind the scheme, wants it to become one of the busiest ports in Britain.

Council leader John Merry said: "We think this is a vital building block in the revival of the city. Itís going to provide Salford with an important link to the wider world. It will bolster the cityís economy which is one of the reasons why we have pushed so hard for this."

Peel says it will cut congestion by providing an alternative to road haulage.

Peelís property director Mike Butterworth said: "We are thrilled that the plans have been approved. Port Salford will bring rail, road and short-sea shipping together in a unique development alongside the Manchester Ship Canal."

Port Salford will offer container ship berths and would be able to receive 16 freight trains every day.

Peel says re-routing Trafford Park trains away from Manchester Piccadilly would remove most freight traffic through the Oxford Road/Piccadilly corridor, allowing for more passenger trains.

Mr Butterworth added: "The scheme is part of Ocean Gateway, Peelís proposed £50bn investment strategy for the north west region. Peelís vision is to establish the gateway as a key source of new jobs, inward investment and sustainable development together with environmental improvement."

But opponents say it will make their lives a Ďliving hellí.

Susan Simpson, chair of Barton Residentsí Association, said: "I am totally shocked by this decision. It is bad enough that the council would even be considering a development like this, never mind that theyíve passed it. People living down in Barton are going to be in a living hell.

"Already people are struggling to sell their houses and thereís going to be a hell of a lot of negative equity. People are going to struggle to get to the road and itís going to take absolutely forever to get out of Barton either way. Iím really angry with the council."

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