A petition has been started after news 'first broke by the Salford Star' revealed that there are proposals to build residential properties upon land adjoining Buile Hill Parks historic grade 2 mansion.
At the time of going to press the petition has already gathered over 280 signatures and it requires more if it's to be successful.
Campaigner and local resident Lynda Curran wrote:
"Buile Hill Park is one of the few green public spaces left in the centre of Salford in an area that is surrounded by motorways and main roads.
"It has been a park since 1902 and loved by the people, it is well used and very much needed. It would be a travesty to build houses on it.
"It's a Public space. Salford is drowning in construction so we need to preserve our green spaces for future generations to enjoy, as we have before them."
The original Salford Star article can be found at this Link
The petition can be found at this Link
Meanwhile, as we reported earlier in the week, Salford's City Mayor - Paul Dennett has confirmed that any plans for the park would have to first be put out for public consultation.
In a statement, local councillor Paul Wilson said:
"Like many residents in Salford, I’m keen to see the mansion returned back to its former glory.
"Whilst I accept that some development will be required to do this, I don’t think residential property in a public park is the way forward.
"My views on this are reinforced by the 2016-17 Public Parks report, this report was produced by the cross-party Commons Communities and local government committee.
"This morning I met with the City Mayor and made it clear that I’m personally opposed to a residential development in a public park and asked that we work together to reach a solution; I’d like to see enhanced leisure facilities within the park to enable the mansion to be returned back to public use.
"The City Mayor assured me that the outcome of the 6-month Memorandum of Understanding between the City Council and Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capital and Centric Group would be open to public consultation.
"As local Councillors for the area, we have committed to meeting with the City Mayor and Council Officers to obtain further details of the plans for the mansion and former parks depot and updating residents at the next Community Committee Meeting."