Astley green, PLP, p planning docs

The scheme will comprise four units across 31 acres. Credit: via planning documents

Wigan to approve 100 homes, 350,000 sq ft industrial

PLP wants to build four warehouses on a 31-acre site adjoining Astley Business Park in Tyldesley, while Bellway is seeking consent to add to its Elements development less than a mile away.

Wigan Council’s planning committee will meet next week to determine the applications, both of which have been recommended for approval.

PLP submitted a planning application for 350,000 sq ft of industrial space in Tyldesley last December.

The revised proposals came after permission for a 300,000 sq ft scheme secured in 2017 lapsed.

The latest iteration comprises a quartet of units. Two of them would offer just shy of 34,000 sq ft, while the two larger units will span 146,000 sq ft and 135,000 sq ft.

WSP is advising on planning and PHP Architects is leading on design. Hydrock is providing advice on transport and Barry Chinn Associates is in charge of landscapes.

To learn more about the scheme, search for application reference number A/23/96226/MAJOR on Wigan Council’s planning portal.

Bellway’s plans for 99 homes off Silk Mill Street in Tyldesley are proposed on land previously designated as Green Belt. The site was released from protection when Places for Everyone was adopted.

The housebuilder wants to build a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties incorporating two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes.

25% of the homes would be delivered as affordable.

Plans for the scheme were lodged in February 2023. At that time, the intention was for a 105-home project. However, the initial proposals have been scaled back slightly.

The scheme would build on Bellway’s existing Elements development, which currently comprises 225 houses. Phase one consists of 154 homes, while phase two consists of 71. Both phases are currently under construction.

Wigan Council’s reference number for the application is A/23/94952/MAJOR.

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