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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #61
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #62
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Salford for some reason doesn't allow links to individual docs, I think it works for a while after accessed, then it's broken???

Hate their planning docs system, upload date isn't shown, makes it hard to spot new files. Could also do with giving the file size & a better description, like MCC's.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #63
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Does anyone know what's happening with this?
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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #64
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Status has changed to pending decision, with a committee date of 06/12.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #65
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Status has changed to pending decision, with a committee date of 06/12.

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Old December 5th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #66
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It looks like this is now going to be heard sometime after the 10th as that is the date any comments have to be left by
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Old December 6th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #67
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Doesn't look to be any amendments to the scheme, the additional consultation seems to be in relation to further documents justifying the demand for/location of the supermarket.

Also notice Manchester City Council lodged an objection to the scheme, letter on there dated 29th June 2012, don't know if there's any subsequent correspondence from them.
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In summary, Manchester City Council's concerns are that the development of a foodstore at Springfield Lane will potentially have a detrimental impact on the delivery of stated regeneration priorities in Manchester, priorities which reinforce policies in a Core Strategy that will soon be adopted. These concerns are not assuaged by evidence of any local regeneration benefits attributable to the proposed development, and therefore we feel it necessary to express our objection to the planning application.

We emphasise that this in no way diminishes our support tor the wider plans to regenerate Salford’s City Centre.
First planning meeting of 2013 will be the 10th January, which could include a decision on Hotel La Tour.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #68
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http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...ket-in-salford

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Manchester council is trying to block plans for a multi-million pound supermarket in Salford.

The store – which would have a ‘meadow’ of grass and wildflowers on its roof – would be built along with 40 new homes by the River Irwell in Blackfriars.

Politicians and campaigners say the facility would bring 250 much-needed jobs as well as providing for local residents.

But Manchester council is opposing the bid, saying it threatens its own plans for shops on the other side of the river.

Salford councillors are due to decide next month whether to allow the project to go ahead.

Graham Donning, treasurer of Bridgewater Residents’ Association, said the supermarket was ‘desperately needed’ – especially with a new block of 224 student flats under way nearby. He said: “Manchester council wants to develop somewhere around Ancoats and doesn’t want this – they’d just prefer it to be in Manchester.

“I think they are being petty and selfish.”

The supermarket plans have been drawn up by developers SiSi Investments and Urban Splash.

Renowned architect Ian Simpson, who designed the Beetham Tower and Urbis, came up with the blueprint for the site.

Paul Simon, co-owner of SiSi Investments, said: “We have got a fantastic regeneration scheme and have been waiting for a decision since April.

“We are ready to go. We have supermarkets such as Asda interested.”

Manchester council has lodged a formal objection to the project, saying it is too close to proposed retail developments it wants to see built in Ancoats and off Deansgate.

In a letter to Salford town hall, chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein said: “The council’s concern is that the proposals at Springfield Lane have the potential to threaten the delivery of schemes in Manchester without bringing any of the benefits.

“The capacity for retail development is finite, and site selection is therefore important.”

Paul Brodie, chairman of the Vertical Villages Tenants and Residents Association in Blackfriars, said: “We need this now. We are a densely-populated area and there are elderly people in these tower blocks.

“It would not only transform things for residents but would make it an asset for people to spend their money in Salford.

“All investment into Salford seems to be going into Chapel Street or MediaCityUK and it’s needed in this little Bermuda Triangle of Salford.”

Hazel Blears, MP for Salford and Eccles, said the 25,000 sq ft supermarket proposals ‘did not interfere’ with Manchester council’s plans, which are for larger shopping developments.

Coun Stephen Coen, whose Irwell Riverside ward includes the site, said: “I’d be delighted to see it take place as it would serve the community well.”
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #69
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Very disappointing to see MCC trying to stifle growth and development just across the river from Manchester city centre. This is a key site seen by thousands of people every week as they enter the city.

Another clear demonstartion IMO why the city as a whole, should be under a single unified local authority.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #70
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Paul Simon, co-owner of SiSi Investments, said: “We have got a fantastic regeneration scheme and have been waiting for a decision since April.

We are ready to go. We have supermarkets such as Asda interested.”
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...ket-in-salford
It's only an outline application.

This map is quite good, submitted with the recent docs, highlights the existing and proposed stores. Shows 0.5/1 km zones, though I think the catchment they are working on is a 5 mins drive time, 8 mins walking.

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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #71
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Very disappointing to see MCC trying to stifle growth and development just across the river from Manchester city centre. This is a key site seen by thousands of people every week as they enter the city.

Another clear demonstartion IMO why the city as a whole, should be under a single unified local authority.
I agree - if this was within MCC's border there wouldn't be any issue.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #72
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I'm actually beginning to warm to this as a site for a supermarket, such amenities are useful and attractive to resident, surely beneficial to the regeneration on the inside of the ring road too, although this is still Salford but that part is a part of 'Manchester' city centre so can only benefit MCC. The closest land within MCC boundaries is the Boddies site, the Arena and Strangeways. As for competetion, I doubt the residents here would really trawl around the IRR to Deansgate, or even Amcoats. Sainsburys in Salford and Tesco in Cheetham hill are probably more viable. I'm dissapointed with MCC trying to block it. I cant see how this 25,000 sq ft scheme (by Asda?) would stop Sainsburys building a store potentially twice the size on Ancoats or another much bigger scheme (Morrisons?) at 1st Street, the other side of the city centre!
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #73
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In a letter to Salford town hall, chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein said: “The council’s concern is that the proposals at Springfield Lane have the potential to threaten the delivery of schemes in Manchester without bringing any of the benefits.
The above statement is staggering and frankly reflects poorly on the esteemed Mr Bernstein. Effectively, you can't do what you want to do to benefit your constituents, because it might effect something that we might want to do in the future.

Jog on Howard! I like a lot of your previous work, but this is a shamefully insular view.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #74
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"The Secretary of State has confirmed that the planning application for a Medium Sized Supermarket with some Residential Properties at Springfield Lane, Salford (that was passed by members of Salford City Council Planning in September 2013) will NOT be 'called in', thereby allowing the project to proceed.
This could really contribute to the regeneration of the Greengate area, the Irwell riverside and could create lots of jobs for local people."
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Old January 7th, 2014, 12:30 PM   #75
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Gonna take a guess at Asda or maybe Waitrose for this site?

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Si-Si Investments will shortly begin the formal search for a supermarket operator for a 25,000 sq ft food store in Salford after the project received planning consent, despite objections from Manchester City Council.

The Ian Simpson-designed store in Springfield Lane, Blackfriars was granted planning consent by Salford City Council and cleared by the Secretary of State against possible call-in for a public inquiry last month.

The incoming operator will get a city centre catchment area that includes residents of 8,000 houses and flats within a half-mile radius.

The land is owned by the council, Si-Si Investments and Urban Splash, which will deliver 40 new homes along the River Irwell as part of a joint venture with Si-Si. The developers expect to sign a Section 106 agreement setting out conditions for development in the coming weeks, triggering the formal marketing campaign.

Manchester's opposition was based on its preference for two sites it has reserved for city food stores: Ask's First Street and Henderson's Central Retail Park, Great Ancoats Street.

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Centre, wrote in his letter of objection to Salford town hall: "The council's concern is that the proposals at Springfield Lane have the potential to threaten the delivery of schemes in Manchester without bringing any of the benefits. The capacity for retail development is finite, and the site selection is therefore important."

Urban Splash chairman Tom Bloxham addressed the planning committee of Salford City Council himself in December to persuade them to approve the scheme.

Simon Gould, chairman of Si-Si Investments, said: "We are proud to be instrumental in obtaining a planning permission for a much required store so close to the centre. Our scheme significantly enhances the regeneration of Greengate. It will create much needed local jobs and, for the first time in this locale, thousands of people and commuters will be able to shop at an easily accessible supermarket."

Currently, people in the area have to travel away from the centre to Sainsbury's in Regent Road or Tesco in Cheetham Hill to visit a supermarket.

The new application was supported by several residents' groups including Bridgewater Residents Association and Vertical Village Tenants & Residents Association.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 01:45 PM   #76
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This is great news. It really doesn't affect manchesters supermarket plans at all. There are thousands of people living around here who will benefit from this and thousands more to come in the future. Manchester was never going to do anything near here so fair play.

How does a 25k sq foot store compare in size with the likes of sainsburys on regent road?
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Old January 7th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #77
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This is great news. It really doesn't affect manchesters supermarket plans at all. There are thousands of people living around here who will benefit from this and thousands more to come in the future. Manchester was never going to do anything near here so fair play.

How does a 25k sq foot store compare in size with the likes of sainsburys on regent road?
Sainsburys on Regent Road following their recent expansion is 94,000 sq ft according to this letting brochure.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...7KihS4xxlJE02A
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Old January 7th, 2014, 04:42 PM   #78
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one of Simpson's better designs, really excited about this one, hopefully it'll trigger wider regeneration of this area
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Old January 7th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #79
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Design wise, it looks a little Waitrose to me.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #80
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Hope they get cracking on site soon-been a derelict site too long.
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