Redrow Chorley
The homes will be a mix of three- and four-bedroom properties

Redrow buys Wigan plot for 117 homes 

The housebuilder has acquired 13 acres off Bainbridge Avenue in the village of Lowton and plans to start construction of the units by the end of the month. 

Redrow bought the land for an undisclosed sum from a private vendor, having earned planning permission for the 117-home development last October. 

Known as Oakwood Fields, the project will comprise a mix of three- and four-bedroom homes, the first of which will be completed by the middle of 2022, according to the developer. 

Claire Jarvis, managing director of Chorley-based Redrow Lancashire, said: “We’re actively seeking further land in this area, and stretching as far south as the M56 corridor, including all areas of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Warrington, as we see these are key locations with a high demand for new homes.”    

As part of the proposals, Redrow plans to enhance an existing watercourse at the site to create a wildlife habitat and provide an “attractive landscaped feature” running through the development. 

A footbridge crossing the watercourse will be built as part of a wider network of footpaths.  

As part of the planning agreement, Redrow is contributing almost £175,000 towards secondary education provision in the area and around £130,000 for improvements to local play areas. 

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yet more houses in Lowton…..no open spaces left and the roads will be even more gridlocked when these houses are completed.

By sean

When will Wigan wake traffic wise and complete a road from Bickershaw swing bridge to Dover Lock so that Slag Lane , Church Lane and Golborne road would be relieved of a great amount of traffic going towards Wigan and Ashton. No but they will allow unrestricted development in both areas of Lowton. Its not rocket science. But they only look at the extra revenue coming from Council tax to be spent in central Wigan.

By Malcolm Hitchen Lowton St Lukes

Still not sure why Wigan was forced into joining Greater Manchester. It would have been nice to hold a vote on this matter. I suspect they did not because it would not have given them the outcome they wanted. My suspicion is that we were added to GM in order to bolster there population stats and make them seem more worthy of government investment. Pretty sure HS2 was proposed around the same.

By Wiganer

Good news- get this houses built and more of the same please

By Stuart wood

Good point Wiganer! It’s the same situation with Wirral which is is in CHESHIRE and is in no way culturally economically or socially part of Liverpool. But I suspect it was forced into the LCR to artificially boulster its population stats so it was more likely to gain government investment.

By Wirral in Cheshire

Great start from Redrow Homes; perimeter fencing erected and all public rights of way around the edge of the site are blocked. No notices, no nothing. Thanks Redrow. Lovely to see how much you care about your local residents. Reported.

By Mr. Hallorann