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£300m North Leigh Park regeneration scheme gets the green light



The first phase of £300M North Leigh Park regeneration scheme in Wigan Borough has been given the go ahead.

Wigan Council’s planning committee has given the go ahead to the first phase of North Leigh Park regeneration scheme, which will see the construction of 162 new homes off Nel Pan Lane, as well as a new access point, green open spaces and wildlife corridors.

North Leigh Park is being delivered thanks to a private and public sector partnership between North Leigh Park Group Limited (NLPGL) and Wigan Council.

The outline planning consent was granted in February 2013, which has detailed plans for phase one of the scheme. The wider scheme includes proposals for 1,800 homes.

It will also include 51,000 square metres of new employment space, approximately 19 acres of improved strategic green infrastructure and a local centre with community uses. New jobs will be created during the construction of the major project, as well as permanent jobs for local people.

The £300M investment will benefit the local areas of Leigh and Hindley and will act as a catalyst to further economic growth to the Wigan Borough.

Paul Jarvis, a spokesperson for North Leigh Park Group Limited said: “We are delighted that the reserved matters application for the first phase at North Leigh and that access to serve Nel Pan Lane has been passed by the planning committee.

“This is a significant milestone in kick-starting the delivery of the wider regeneration scheme at North Leigh.  The first phase will deliver 162 high quality new homes off Nel Pan Lane, 26 acres of green open spaces and wildlife corridors as well provide a significant new gateway into the development.

“North Leigh Park Group is now progressing plans for the remediation of the site to provide a safer, cleaner, more sustainable environment for wildlife and local communities for the benefit of current and future generations.”

 

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