Wigan development sites out for consultation

Members of the public are invited to attend drop-in sessions to have their say on the latest round of consultation into future development in the borough starting today.

Wigan Council’s Allocations Plan will set out sites for new residential and employment space through to 2026.

A public consultation period on the plan is now on-going until Tuesday 15 December.

Members of the public can discuss the contents of the draft plan with officers from Wigan Council’s planning department at the following drop-in sessions:

  • Tuesday 3 November, 1.30pm – 6.30pm: Chowbent Unitary Chapel Hall, Alderfold Street, Atherton
  • Tuesday 10 November, 2pm – 7pm: Turnpike Gallery, Civic Square, Market Street, Leigh
  • Thursday 12 November, 2pm – 7pm: The Rose Centre (Lowton Civic Hall), Hesketh Meadow Lane, Lowton
  • Tuesday 17 November, 2pm – 7pm: Hindley Community Association, Tudor House, 8 Liverpool Road, Hindley
  • Thursday 19 November, 2pm – 7pm: Platt Bridge Community Zone, 81 Ribble Road, Platt Bridge
  • Monday 23 November, 1.30pm – 6.30pm: Captain’s Lane Community Centre, Captains Lane, Ashton-in-Makerfield
  • Wednesday 25 November, 2pm – 7pm: Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish
  • Thursday 26 November, 1.30pm – 6.30pm: Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan

On the Allocations Plan there are 64 sites proposed for housing, almost all in the east-west, central core of the borough.

As well as these smaller sites there are four new major sites of development for housing and business use proposed in the Allocations Plan.

These are South of Hindley, East of Atherton, South of Atherton and Pocket Nook, Lowton. These major sites will contribute significantly to the future demand for housing and employment land.

To read the plan, view an interactive map and have your say visit: www.wigan.gov.uk/allocationsplan

The public will be able to find out more and have their say on plans for a new congestion-busting link road between central Wigan and the M6 and M58 motorways.

Wigan Council is planning to build the new M58/M6 link road as part of its long-term plan to improve the transport infrastructure across the borough.

The 1.4 mile road will form part of a series of planned cross-borough link roads to relieve congestion hot spots.

The link road will connect the M58/M6 motorway junction through to Billinge Road and on to Pemberton Business Park where it will connect to the existing roundabout at Smithy Brook Road.

As well as providing significant relief to the busy A577 through Pemberton and Newtown, the road will open up areas for new housing and business development creating new jobs and boosting the local economy.

A public drop-in consultation session is due to take place between 1pm and 7pm on Tuesday 3 November at Lamberhead Green Working Men’s Club, White Street, Pemberton.

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