‘The Neighbourhood’ - Langworthy, Salford

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Location: Land at Kara Street, Langworthy, Salford

Client: Salix Homes and Step Places


  • 157 residential dwellings apartments and houses
  • 58% affordable houses in variety of tenures


  • Reinvention of terraced housing fit for modern needs
  • Re-connect this longstanding vacant site back into the local community
  • Modern materials palette and Manual for Streets layout requirements


  • Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder site demolished in 2008
  • Council owned land sold on the open market
  • Joint venture between Salix Homes and Step Places
  • Two sites physically separate but under a single planning permission

Summary of NJL Approach:

NJL were instructed to work alongside BDP in advising Salix Homes and Step Places on a competitive bid process to acquire a site from Salford City Council.  We advised on scheme composition to drive a land value leading to a successful bid.  Under the terms of the agreement, a planning application was required to be submitted expeditiously and NJL managed the programme for submission of an application in February 2020 following a period of public consultation.

We worked to address consultee feedback through the post-application process and the scheme was approved at planning committee in May 2020 at the Council’s first ‘virtual meeting’.


Full planning permission approved within clients’ programmed timescales.