£30m green belt garden given go ahead
David McQuade - June 14, 2017

Salford’s £30m ‘historic’ garden has been given the go ahead by the Government after concerns were raised about locating it on the green belt.

Salford City Council’s planning panel granted planning permission in principle for the 154-acre RHS Garden Bridgewater last month, but plans had to go before the secretary of state for communities and local government because the site is on the green belt.

Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford said:

“This is fantastic news for the people of Salford and Greater Manchester, RHS Garden Bridgewater will not only bring the historic grounds of Worsley New Hall back to life, but will also create jobs and business opportunities for the local area.

The fifth national garden will be a national and a community asset, a key example of green infrastructure in Greater Manchester, creating a real public amenity within our green-belt.”