Standish Neighbourhood Plan

Standish Voice (external link) is a community group who are preparing a neighbourhood plan for Standish.

Independent examination

An independent examiner is now examining the plan, together with all associated documents and representations.

On conclusion of the examination, the examiner will provide a report to us and Standish Voice, making recommendations on the plan and stating whether it may proceed to referendum.

Once this has been received and any amendments have been made, a referendum will be held in Standish where you can vote 'yes' or 'no' to the plan becoming part of the development plan for the borough.


Wigan Council consulted on the final draft Standish Neighbourhood Plan from 7th November until 19th December 2018. 180 representations were submitted, including from local residents, statutory consultees, landowners and developers.

Previously, Standish Voice consulted on the Initial Draft Standish Neighbourhood Plan (pre-submission draft) from 29th September until 10th November 2017. The revised draft was submitted to the council in October 2018.

Neighbourhood area

The designated neighbourhood area is Standish:

The neighbourhood area was designated on 23rd April 2015.

Neighbourhood forum

Standish Voice is the neighbourhood forum for the purpose of of preparing a neighbourhood plan for Standish.

The forum was formally designated as ‘Standish Voice’ by the Cabinet on 14 May 2015. Following this decision no other organisation or body may be designated for the neighbourhood area until the designation expires or is withdrawn.


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