Council spent £160,000 on ex England & Man Utd player

A recent report released on the Manchester Evening News website and from information shared via Freedom of Information Act reports on Trafford Council spending £160,000 of public money on land due to plans submitted by ex Manchester United defender Gary Neville. Currently a regular football pundit on television and with a large property portfolio in his ownership, his controversial plans to develop on Turn Moss playing fields to develop for Salford City FC were met with a storm of protests and ultimately the plans were scrapped.

Though a negative headline hitting news story, to be honest it looked like a decent plan that had been put together to turn the flooded land in to training pitches to include cafe, playground, changing rooms, an exercise trail and a 4G pitch.

The Freedom of Information Act showed that the previous Conservative administration had spent a total of £162,306 on consultants and on design & investigation costs.

The fault of Gary Neville? Not living there and knowing what the current land offers locals, it is not for me to comment, but it sounded like it could have been a good development for the local community seeing that David Beckham is now a share holder of Salford City FC.

Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

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