PROPOSALS to turn Turn Moss into a village green look set to be endorsed by councillors - after plans by former Manchester United star Gary Neville to relocate League Two's Salford City there were aborted.

Just two years ago Neville and fellow City directors were looking at the Stretford site as a new home for the club, with support from Trafford Council.

But amid determined opposition by locals, the blueprints, part of a wider £170million masterplan for the area, were withdrawn.

Neville accused campaigners, at the time, of being "selfish", for opposing the bid, claiming local youngsters would lose out.

The Friends of Turn Moss have since pulled together a raft of plans for the site, including new paths, signage, trees and a wetland and wildlife area.

Cllr James Wright said the designation would secure the future of the site and assist with the friends' "exciting plans".

Cllr Lamb said the designation was "the best option". He hoped, with the size of the new village green being considerable, the friends could share their future intentions with the executive.

The item was due to be voted on by the executive when a Zoom link - over which the meeting was being conducted - crashed. The plans will be debated afresh when the executive reconvenes at a later date.