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Old August 23rd, 2005, 07:43 PM   #21
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Nice one. Bigger than I'd expected. Thanks
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 10:38 PM   #22
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Old August 26th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #23
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Just been past Spectrum on the train, train line goes right next to the site, several cores on the rise along with lots of steel framing.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 05:08 PM   #24
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Looks like work is about to begin in Langworthy!

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 08:29 PM   #25
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Did anyone see the m.e.n. yesterday?

Like hundreds of other people salford council forced a cumpulsory purchase on about 100 houses in higher broughton. There are one family in particular who dont want to be forced from there house.

The council are offering(forcing) them to sell it back to them for 20,000. With other houses in the area wich have already been sold for 16,and 17,000. If they dont sell them there house the case will go to court and they may get less for there house.

The houses are back to back to a jewish community (which are the same houses)
THEY are getting up to £180,000 for there houses.

Well, whats your opinion on that?

I know what mine is.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 09:54 PM   #26
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Thats fantastic. All terraced houses should be done up like that instead of being demolished. It just goes to show that they can be brilliant homes
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:04 PM   #27
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The houses are back to back to a jewish community (which are the same houses)
THEY are getting up to £180,000 for there houses.

Well, whats your opinion on that?

I know what mine is.
That's bullshit.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 02:53 AM   #28
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Nope. Its the truth, i know it doesnt sound right but that was actually the case.

See, my dads a landlord for some houses around there. He got compulsary purchse orders on them from salford council. ( because he had to )

Check it out yourself if you dont believe me. Houses back to back with a huge difference in price.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 10:19 AM   #29
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Accura: try living in one of them. I think they're depressing, a reminder of a poorer parochial past that attracts misplaced rose-tinted sentimentality. I wish they were erased, bulldozed, cleared, and a fresh start made with something fit for the 21st century.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 10:31 AM   #30
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9462 - that story, including the people involved, and Salford Concil leader was on 5 live the other day.

The fact that some people there are Jewish is irrelevant isn't it?

They are being offered about £36k each for their houses - along with some loans that they will not have to pay back - this is the most generous that SCC could be given the current law on compulsary purchase.

Virtually every single person offered the money too it, there is just about 3 houses left.

From the story on 5live, the council came across very well, with the families that were refusing to move coming across not so well.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 02:38 PM   #31
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Virtually every single person offered the money too it, there is just about 3 houses left.
All houses that were sold BEFORE thease houses where sold for peanuts, which is a LOT less than they are worth.

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try living in one of them. I think they're depressing, a reminder of a poorer parochial past that attracts misplaced rose-tinted sentimentality. I wish they were erased, bulldozed, cleared, and a fresh start made with something fit for the 21st century.
you wouldnt say that if you had been living there all your life.

I've seen houses in chorlton that are exactly the same, the houses would be fine if they were sand blasted etc.

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Thats fantastic. All terraced houses should be done up like that instead of being demolished. It just goes to show that they can be brilliant homes
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From the story on 5live, the council came across very well, with the families that were refusing to move coming across not so well.
Thats what the wanted you to think!

So, this is how i see it in reality.

-The council run the place down for 20 years and do nothing.

-They force the people out of there homes and offer them low prices (eg 17,000).

-They say its a crap place to live (which it is) But the council are responsible for that.

-Sell the houses for more to the developers.

-The developers do them up a bit and sell them for 3 times the price.

-The council makes a huge profit.

-People are left to move somwhere else.

Think about it, would you like that happening to you.

The council also got CPOs on some houses, and then decided NOT to even bulldoze them. Are going to sell them for a high price later on. Which is a bitch if you actually lived there, because the council are ripping you off.

Its all to make money.

Why dident they do this ages ago? Because they dident have the oppertunity to make money. Most of the salford council are complete assholes who live in huge houses in Wilmslow and havent been through this. What if it was there house? Would that be demolished, and them be ripped off?
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Old September 5th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #32
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My grandparents used to live in these houses, and for a while, my parents, and me. So I feel I have some qualification when I tell you it's a crap place to live because of all those crappy little terraced houses and all the arseholes who live in them.

Wipe them away, please.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #33
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I've seen houses in chorlton that are exactly the same, the houses would be fine if they were sand blasted etc.


Thats what the wanted you to think!

So, this is how i see it in reality.

-The council run the place down for 20 years and do nothing.

-They force the people out of there homes and offer them low prices (eg 17,000).

-They say its a crap place to live (which it is) But the council are responsible for that.

-Sell the houses for more to the developers.

-The developers do them up a bit and sell them for 3 times the price.

-The council makes a huge profit.

-People are left to move somwhere else.

Think about it, would you like that happening to you.
Houses in Chorlton that are exactly the same?

The same except for the fact that Chorlton hasn't been overrun by drug gangs and criminals, and that the houses in Chorlton haven't been left to rot, the terrace houses in Chorlton are not falling to pieces.

I don't see why you are blaming Salford Council. They have not 'run the place down'. People have been moving out of these areas for the past 20 years because they're full of crime and the houses are tiny and shitty, throughout the 80s and early 90s the economy of the whole UK was in bad shape, and the council had very little money to throw around improving peoples homes. The place degenerated, people moved out, houses were boarded up and left to crumble.

Now that hardly anyone is living in the area and the council has a bit of money to invest, there is an oppurtunity for these massive regeneration projects will begin. And yes, some people will be forcably moved but so what, they will not be left homeless, they will be given new homes nearby.

Renovate a few of these old houses for sentimentality. Wipe out the rest, they are crap.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 08:42 PM   #34
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How has the council run the place down. At the end of the day all the council has to look after are the roads and lamp posts. I'm sure it's a lot more to do with some of the residents in the area. I've seen exactly the same types of streets but 4 roads further away look completely different. For a start nicely cut hedges and trees and clean unsmashed windows. That's not the councils job
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Old September 6th, 2005, 12:43 AM   #35
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the council moved them in, so its the councils responsibility to deal with that.


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Old September 6th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #36
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2 more of the St Georges blocks are rising now

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Old September 6th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #37
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^ Not Central Salford mate!

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Old September 6th, 2005, 06:03 PM   #38
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Nice I wonder if they will reopen that pedestrian footbridge over the railway in central salford masterplan. I hope they dont get rid
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Old September 6th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #39
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Nikal gets go-ahead for £60m Salford scheme

Developer Nikal has received planning permission for a £60m mixed use scheme in Salford, Greater Manchester.

The Sillavan Way development comprises:

· 405 apartments,

· 50,000 sq ft offices

· and 5,000 sq ft of retail.

The scheme is situated on the border of Manchester city centre, less than 500m from Spinningfields.

Jonathan Wrigley, development director of Nikal, said:
"This scheme is a good example of how Nikal works to identify regeneration areas early on.

"We acquired the site 12 months ago originally as an industrial investment but we soon recognised the potential that this area of Salford had to offer and worked hard with Salford Vision and the newly established URC to produce a viable and exciting scheme."

Office space will be provided in three self-contained office buildings of between 1,500 and 20,000 sq ft.

Nikal is likely to quote rents of around £15 per sq ft on the scheme but will also market the buildings on a freehold basis.

Subject to planning, the developer aims to start on site by the end of the year and anticipates that the scheme will be complete by autumn 2008.

The architect is Leach Rhodes Walker.

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Old September 6th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #40
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Looks a little like that Chessboard thing in Leeds
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