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25/06/2021

Called in: Logistics scheme allowed on former green belt coal mine

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Minister for regional growth Luke Hall has approved plans for a 1.44 million square foot strategic logistics development on the site of a former coal mine in the green belt near Wigan, citing an ‘evident and compelling planning policy imperative’ for logistics floor space.

LOCATIONWiganAUTHORITYWigan CouncilINSPECTORD M YoungPROCEDURECalled-in decisionDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/V4250/V/20/3253242The decision concerned logistics development company Tritax Symmetry’s plans for a 1.44 million square foot development on the site of a former coal mine south of Wigan, submitted in August 2018. The scheme, comprising eight large sheds, would create 1,650 new jobs,........
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