Peel Land is bringing forward plans to deliver new homes on land off Leigh Road, East of Boothstown and West of Worsley, adjacent to the RHS Garden Bridgewater. The scheme aims to deliver a highly sustainable neighbourhood in a rich landscaped setting that fits into the growth ambitions of Salford and Greater Manchester. 

An outline planning application has been submitted to Salford City Council in May 2024 for an updated scheme.  An initial planning application for the site was submitted in May 2023 and has now been withdrawn.  In the new application, Peel Land has taken the opportunity to work closely with Salford City Council and reflect upon feedback from the City Council, the local community and other stakeholders, to bring forward a scheme that aligns with their needs and aspirations. 

East of Boothstown is allocated for housing as part of the recently adopted Places for Everyone Plan, a long-term plan for delivering growth across nine Greater Manchester districts. The means the site is not Green Belt land.  

This website outlines the changes made to the original scheme and the overall principles of development. If you have any questions or wish to share comments with the development team, please visit the ‘contact us’ section of this website. 

The City Council will be formally consulting on the revised proposals as part of the planning application process.  

To view the 2023 consultation website, click here

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The site is located to the east of Boothstown, west of RHS Garden Bridgewater and Worsley and between Leigh Road and the Bridgewater Canal. It is less than 2km from Junction 13 of the M60 Motorway and within close proximity to existing residential communities to the north and west.

Shaw Brook runs through the centre of the southern half of the site and Alder Wood lies towards the centre of the site.


Peel Land has submitted an outline planning application. Unlike the 2023 plans, there is no detailed phase for the proposed new homes. Instead, developers will submit reserved matters applications for specific housing developments that the Council will consider on a case-by-case basis in due course. 

The overall strategic vision for the East of Boothstown has remained the same. The scheme will be a highly sustainable community in a rich landscape setting, reflecting its relationship with RHS Bridgewater and the site’s ecological and landscape assets. 

The updated scheme now includes:  

  • A reduction in the number of new homes proposed, from 350 to 295, creating a lower density design and a form of development that is more reflective of local character in the Worsley and Boothstown area. 


The following principles remain part of the project: 

  • 50% affordable housing overall, including on-site provision and off-site contributions in line with the Council’s policy for the site.
  • Thoughtfully designed streetscapes, woodlands, and green spaces, promoting well-being and enhancing the natural beauty of the area. 
  • New recreational facilities, such as play parks and active routes, encouraging an active lifestyle for residents of all ages. 
  • Improved connectivity to the RHS Garden Bridgewater and the Bridgewater Canal, enhancing accessibility to surrounding amenities. 
  • Habitat and wildlife enhancements along Shaw Brook, offering enriching experiences for families and nature enthusiasts. 



East of Boothstown will present a scenic and beautiful neighbourhood incorporating landscaped streets, flourishing woodlands, ponds and interconnected open spaces for play, relaxation and wellbeing. 


East of Boothstown will include affordable and aspirational homes alongside family homes to provide a wide range of properties across the site. 


We will promote a healthy and active lifestyle by providing landscaped fitness trails, paths, parks and green spaces, providing runners, cyclists, and pedestrians with scenic routes into existing local trails. The landscape itself will also promote health and wellbeing through specific planting choices such as fruit bearing species. 


We will protect, retain and enhance green assets and provide a network of idyllic green and open spaces, with tree-lined streets and enhanced connections to the surrounding area. 


Located in close proximity to direct travel links to Manchester City Centre and the Trafford Centre, the development will provide quick access to employment, leisure and retail opportunities.


If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team using the details below:


  • Peel Land is a leading UK strategic land business specialising in the acquisition, promotion, management and delivery of development opportunities across multiple sectors including residential, commercial, logistics, health, digital, leisure and culture. 
  • As part of the Peel Group, one of the leading infrastructure, transport, and real estate investors in the UK, Peel Land carries a legacy of innovation and transformation. Projects are designed with the future in mind, aiming to create places where people can thrive in a sustainable environment. 
  • Peel Land, as a newly formed Peel Group entity, is now the trading name of the applicant and landowner for the East of Boothstown site. The registered company is Peel L&P Investments (North) Limited.  

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