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Rowland acquired the land from The Jockey Club. Credit: via Rowland Homes

Rowland acquires seven-acre Wigan site with eye on 90 homes

Formal plans are likely to be lodged for the land off Windsor Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield later this summer.

The housebuilder has completed the purchase of the site from The Jockey Club. Savills advised The Jockey Club on the sale of the land.

Outline planning permission for residential development is already in place for the 6.7-acre site,  with Rowland Homes busy preparing a reserved matters planning application for around 90 dwellings.

The application is expected to be ready in August with the developer hoping to be on-site next year.

If approved, the scheme would see the development of three- and four-bed houses, ranging from semi-detached, and detached properties to townhouses.

Windsor Road is located in Ashton-in-Makerfield town centre with access to Junction 23 of the M6 a little more than a mile away, and within a 20-mile reach of Manchester and Liverpool.

Jon Pickthall, land director at Rowland, said: “We are delighted to have finalised this acquisition after much hard work from our land and technical teams over the last year and are very pleased to have secured a new site to our portfolio within the Greater Manchester area, which continues to exhibit high demand.”

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I and many others will be objecting to this> Where is the infrastructure to support the extra cars, vans, people, children, etc?
Doctors appointments are abysmal now. Traffic is horrendous for J23 as it is and A49. Ashton Town Centre gets gridlocked all the time.
So, No !

By K Chadwick

Ashton already has more than enough cars in its roads without building any more houses to bring more traffic to our already clogged up roads

By Anonymous

This site is just not suitable for such a large development as the so called access to the M6 is through a narrow road that is down to single lane all the time making emergency access and construction access almost impossible.

By David Croasdell

Looking at the various comments it already has an Outline consent for residential development. The horse has bolted…

By JJ O'Neill

Excellent news, new housing stock is always needed and as the land in question looks like an overflow car park it seems to make sense. Good access to A580/M6 so should be popular. I live in the Lake District (were new houses are a rarity) but visit to watch my horses on a regular basis.

By G McCain

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