New homes approved for strategic site in Wigan

New homes approved for strategic site in Wigan

The first stage of a major housing development in Wigan has been given the green light by councillors.

Wigan Council's planning committee has approved the building of 157 homes by Bellway Homes at land south of Landgate Lane in Bryn.

Landgate is a strategic site detailed in Wigan Council’s core strategy in 2013 and it received outline planning permission for development in 2015.

The Bellway application is the first phase covering 7.7 hectares of the site and will feature a mixture of semi-detached and detached houses.

The development will include the construction of the first section of a new road.

This will eventually link Wigan Road with Bryn Road as the phases of the wider development are completed.

Wigan Council is committed to enable the building of 10,000 new homes within the next decade to match demand – especially from younger people struggling to get on the housing market.

Karl Battersby, the council's director for economy and environment, said: “It is important that we support sustainable development in the borough to match housing needs and support growth in our local economy.

“Appropriate developments like this one will enable people to find the right homes to establish themselves and their family in the borough.

"Good quality new housing along with improved transport links and employment opportunities provides the right mix to keep our local economy growing."

Careful consideration was given to any potential impact on local schools, health facilities, highways, air quality, pollution and green space and all were considered to be acceptable.

The playing fields at Bryn Rec will be preserved.

The line of a Roman Road passes through the site and a condition will be imposed to secure the archaeological interests of the site through working with the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service.

Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017

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