Taylor Wimpey has submitted a reserved matters planning application for 470 homes.
The approved development will also deliver the necessary drainage infrastructure, public open space, new public routes across the site, enhancements to the canal side and a new bridge over the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Two new vehicular accesses to serve the development will be created in the form of a new three arm roundabout on Plank Lane and a new arm to the existing roundabout on Firs Lane.
Our proposals for West Leigh Waterfront
The creation of a neighbourhood which integrates with the existing community. We are proposing a mix of detached, semi-detached and mews homes ranging in size, between two and four bedrooms.
The incorporation of significant areas of public open space (POS) and green corridors into the scheme, as well as the enhancement of the existing public rights of way to encourage accessibility to the canal by means of foot and cycle
The provision of two main vehicular access points; a fourth arm will be added to the existing roundabout which connects Wigan Road, Twist Lane and Plank Lane and a new roundabout on Plank Lane. An east-west primary road will link the two access points.
Updates on our proposals can be seen here.
History of the site
The undeveloped site is currently rough grassland, areas of woodland and tree groups interspersed through the site. Two formal Public Right of Way (PRoW) and some informal foot path networks traverse the site providing connectivity between the canal running along the southern boundary and existing residential property to the northern boundary.
We will be making financial contributions towards the provision of two classrooms and associated facilities at Christ Church C of E Primary School on West Bridgewater Street in Leigh. Furthermore, an anticipated £16.5 million additional Gross Value Added (GVA) per year from direct and indirect jobs.
An estimated £7.4 million the residents of the new development are expected to spend per year Additional local authority income
Once people move in, an additional £2,585,000 is estimated to be spent in the local area on goods and services to make their new houses feel like a home.
Council tax receipts on the new homes will equate to (approx.) £603,900 per year. An additional £3,331,300 in New Homes Bonus Payments will be granted to the Council which includes an additional allowance for the affordable housing provision.
In line with the outline planning approval, 25% of the new homes will be ‘affordable homes’.
Taylor Wimpey has submitted our reserved matters planning application for 470 new homes at land off Plank Lane and Firs Lane, Leigh. To see a copy of our application, please click here.
Submit reserved matters planning application - Summer 2020
Determination at planning committee - End 2022
Start on site - Summer 2025
First homes occupied – Late 2025