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Next week, Salford Council will finally consider a planning application from developer moncler outlet store X1 for 1,100 apartments in moncler factory outlet four huge ugly towers at MediaCityUK. According to the Council’s own figures, X1 is expected to moncler outlet jackets make up to 38million profit on the scheme yet, due to viability’ issues, the developer will pay only around half of the planning fees it should be paying.
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cheap moncler outlet The mix of smart pads’, plus one, two and three bedroom flats, with prices ranging from 94,950 to 169,950 plus 15,000 for a parking space, is estimated by Salford Council’s own figures to bring in a developer profit of around 38million. cheap moncler outlet
The last planning moncler sale outlet application, in 2012, for this site off Michigan Avenue on the Quays gave a figure of 3,651,520 for planning fees for 1,036 apartments. Now, with 64 flats added, the amount should be even higher. However, X1 will be asked to pay less than 50% of this figure.
« The applicant, whilst in agreement to provide a financial contribution, does not agree, for reasons of scheme viability, to moncler outlet contribute the full amount considered by the City Council as necessary to mitigate the impacts of the development » states the planning report to be considered by councillors.
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moncler outlet store There is no affordable housing within the four towers, and, instead of over 3,651,520, X1 will make a contribution’ of 1,300,740 towards improvements to the junction of Trafford Road and Broadway, and possibly a Quays loop road, with the usual clawback mechanism’ in place « should the viability of the development increase in the future ». moncler outlet store
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First up is Peel Holdings’ or Peel Land (Intermediate) Ltd scheme for the erection of a six storey office block housing two thousand BUPA staff on the Quays, near to the X1 Media City development, adding to the Moncler Outlet growing congestion, infrastructure stress and pollution in the area.
The planning officer’s report states « that moncler outlet online the provision of housing for up to 300 students would have an impact on the public realm near to the site and in particular routes that students would use to reach the university campuses at Peel Park and Media City ».
In light of this impact, the developer has agreed to pay a mere 37,500 « towards tree planting along Cross Lane and Howard Street ».
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cheap moncler It is concerning that X1 feel sufficiently confident cheap moncler to market the apartments they plan to sell, before planning permission has even been secured. It implies the permission process is simply a rubber stamp, and at some point along the line, the committee have been ‘nobbled’ to ensure the right outcome. I am less concerned about the waiving of planning fees. Salford is a risky investment it has high levels of poverty and low levels of human capital and the developers aim to attract talent from outside. Equally, the Council wish to improve the reputation and prospects of the City so may legitimately be willing to waive fees to secure the development of the City. It is not as sinister as it sounds and happens at local and national moncler outlet sale level all the time and its purpose is to entice investors into otherwise unattractive areas for investment. The Quays is looking better year on year. cheap moncler
Peel’s argument is just laughable. Are they saying that unless they are let off their planning obligations they will have to tell Bupa (with https://www.moncleroutletssale.com whom they have an agreement to occupy the new building) ‘sorry no can do’ and allow them to move into a competing development? Of course they wouldn’t! They would just review their procurement, building design and construction approach until the necessary savings were found. That is if you believe all this viability hogwash in the first cheap moncler jackets sale place. The Council should stand firm and call their bluff.
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