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posted 4 Jul 2011, 13:27 by j25wigan   [ updated 7 Jul 2011, 15:01 ]
Branded as a win over plans... That isn't quite what we think...

http://www.wigantoday.net/community/protesters_win_battle_over_development_near_m_way_1_3542881

Council backtrack and change plans...

After a meeting with councillors last week we found out that the council are changing the proposed development.

The COUNCILS official report that will be submitted to the Cabinet
 (Thursday 7th July 3pm) now reads:


A location of around 30 hectares for a high quality employment park comprising offices, industrial, manufacturing, and logistics, with access to/from the A49 Warrington Road at, or very close to, the roundabout at the end of M6 motorway spur road at junction 25. Development will be focused on the land to the west of the A49 Warrington Road. Any proposals must incorporate appropriate mitigation measures including the siting, design and orientation of buildings and the use of substantial effective landscaping and green barriers, in order to minimise the impact of development on the amenity of nearby residential areas. The proportion of the different types of employment uses and how they will be controlled, along with the detailed boundaries of the land to be removed from the Green Belt, will be determined in a subsequent development plan document.

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