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Appeal: 325 Wigan homes do not threaten employment land supply


St Mowden Properties has been granted permission for 325 family homes and the demolition of existing buildings at the Wigan Enterprise Park, after an inspector ruled that the low quality of the employment land greatly reduced the extent to which its loss should weigh against the proposal.

Inspector Karen Ridge noted that the appeal site includes 10.8 hectares of land currently used for general industrial floor space, and constitutes a “significant portion” of the larger Wigan Enterprise Park (WEP), the whole of which is designated as a Primary Employment Area.

The July 2015 draft Employment Land Review (ELR) currently concludes that there is a shortfall of some 33 hect.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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