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Houses to replace industrial units?

posted 15 Jul 2012, 15:50 by j25wigan   [ updated 15 Jul 2012, 15:57 ]

View the plans here

Read the details here

We have been fighting to stop the destruction and development of the green belt at Winstanley and Hawkley Hall.

NOW it looks like the council are planning on using Winstanley and Hawkley Hall as sites to build MORE houses if the current industrial development fails.  See here for maps and here for detailed descriptions.


Remember, once the green belt gets downgraded... its open to ANY development!




The cabinet will meet on Thursday 19th July 3pm at the Town Hall.  They will discuss options available on where to build new houses in the borough.

This is to address the shortfall that the Core Strategy cannot meet at the moment.  This shortfall of houses is NOT because the government set a target our council cannot meet, it is because OUR council set their OWN target.

A consultation process is expected to start Tuesday 31st July to Tuesday 11th September 2012.  This will cover various sites around Wigan which could be developed for new houses.

According to the council they expect to be able to develop up to 2,300 homes in Winstanley and 1,500 in Hawkley Hall.

Can you imagine the impact so many houses would have?


The other sites the council are looking at are:

Standish, Goldborne and Lowton, Standish Lower Ground, Beech Hill, New Springs.

Expect to receive some sort of consultation letter regarding these plans very soon.

The council cabinet will be discussing the options on 19th July.

The public can attend the council cabinet meeting on Thursday 19th July at 3pm at the Town Hall.

This is open to the public to observe.  See how our council operate and make decisions that affect our everyday lives in Wigan.

When we know more we will pass on any information.