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Westwood Park drop in sessions

posted 8 Jun 2012, 15:44 by j25wigan
Westwood Park

You may or may not be aware that the council are proposing to develop the former Westwood Park power station site.

Recently limited flyers have surfaced advertising public drop in sessions (sort of open days) to look at what the council are proposing.  These sessions are on June 12th at St Marys Community Centre, Warrington Road (near Ince Cemetery)
& June 13th at Clifton Street Community Centre, Poolstock.  The drop in sessions will be 11.00am - 2.00pm and 4.00pm - 7.00pm on each date.

We would strongly encourage you to go to one of these sessions to see first hand what the council are proposing.

Basically they are planning to build a new road to reduce congestion on Poolstock Lane.  The 2.5km A49 link road will start at a new roundabout junction with Warrington Road at Goose Green (suspected to be where the former St Paul's vicarage used to be).  To the east of Warrington Road a dual carriageway will follow the route of the old railway line to Westwood Park.

The initial planning application is expected to be submitted July 2012.  They estimate that work will commence early 2013 so you have limited time to have your say on it.

The council plan to build the following at Westwood Park.

1.  New homes
2.  Business park (of sorts)
3.  New foodstore, forming a local centre and serving the business park and local community
4.  Enhanced access to Greenheart and the Wigan Flashes (although it's unclear if the link road will go STRAIGHT through the flashes)
5.  New public transport links

Plans are vague at the moment but you can read more about it on the councils website

http://www.wigan.gov.uk/Services/GettingAbout/WestwoodPark/WestwoodA49Intro.htm

If you are concerned about this then please try and attend a drop in session - they run until 7pm on each date.
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