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Leigh homes approved

Words: Laura Edgar
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Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council has granted planning approval for 507 homes, a new link road and a local centre near Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The plans are part of Countryside Properties’ North Leigh Park development, a 1,800 home mixed-use development across 78 hectares.

The reserved matters application comprises 50 two-bedroom, 195 three-bedroom and 12 four-bedroom family homes. Of these, 161 have been designated as affordable.

A second ‘hybrid’ application for full planning permission for 250 dwellings and a new link road, from Leigh Road to Atherleigh Way, was also granted planning permission. These comprise a mix of 44 two-bedroom, 165 three-bedroom, and 41 four-bedroom family homes. This application included outline plans for a local centre.

The permissions were secured by the Manchester office of planning consultancy Lichfields. It estimates that these plans would directly create 337 full-time construction jobs over the 10-year build programme and 141 permanent jobs.

Outline approval was granted for the North Leigh Park development in 2013. It is the only allocation in the council’s core strategy. Approval was granted for the first phase, which comprises 199 homes, in 2019.

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