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Location Northwest | Bellway refused in Salford

Bellway British Vita
Location Northwest |  Bellway refused in Salford

A similar proposal from Countryside was withdrawn in 2019. Credit: via planning documents

Dan Whelan

The house builder is being forced back to the drawing board after its plans for 135 homes on the site of the former British Vita factory on Seaford Road were rejected due to flooding.

Salford City Council planners concluded that Bellway “has not been able to demonstrate through circumstances that the proposed development would not pose a risk of flooding elsewhere”.

Officers added that if the development was approved, it could increase the risk of flooding to 50 neighboring properties along Blandford Road and Welford Street.

The 5.3-acre site is close to the River Irwell.

Bellway presented its plans for the Salford scheme last October. That planned to demolish the vacant industrial buildings on the site, which were previously used by industrial plastics manufacturer British Vita.

The factory, located opposite the IQ Student Quarter and close to Peel Park, closed in 2009 and has been vacant ever since.

The house builder proposed creating a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses as well as one and two bedroom apartments across two blocks facing Seaford Road.

WSP is the planning consultant and Astle Planning & Design is the architect.

ONE similar suggestions from house builder Countryside was withdrawn in 2019 after Salford City Council planning staff criticized the plans for lack of local contributions.

Plans for a six-story 412-bedroom student residence next to the UK Vita website were unveiled by developer Gather Properties last year.

The student scheme was designed by AHR Architects and no decision has yet been made on the plans.

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