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New 18-storey tower block approved in Salford despite 'no support' from community

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A new 18-story tower block will be built in Salford after plans were given planning permission by the council. It will see 183 homes built on land at the Springfield Business Centre on Springfield Lane.

The new build-to-rent development is next to the River Irwell with homes spread across two blocks of differing heights and is expected to be managed by a single landlord. READ MORE: New bus route launches to RHS Garden Bridgewater - with riders getting discounted entry tickets Other sections of the development are shorter, standing between three and five storeys.

It includes no affordable homes, which is lower than the council's aim of 20 per cent per development. The application received more than 100 objections by the time it came before the council's planning committee.

Furious residents opposed the plan, warning that it could harm the community and drive up rent prices. Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour MP for Salford and Eccles, presented a statement against the scheme, raising concerns over affordability and the impact on residents' quality of life.

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