Conservation plan is axed

Now defeat looms for heritage status that would devalue homes

AN attempt by Salford City Council to list two properties in the heart of an Orthodox Jewish area as heritage assets looks likely to be defeated.

Councillor Andrew Walters, who urged the local authority to listen to objectors, declared: “It is fantastic news all round.

“Were it to have succeeded, it would have set a huge precedent and would likely have led to many, many other properties becoming listed.”

The detached art deco-style homes, in Hanover Gardens and Broom Lane, were designed by Russian Jewish immigrant Joseph Sunlight, who moved to Manchester in 1890.

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