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Rothwells Farm

Lowton Road - Golborne - Wigan - WA3 3EH

A beautifully designed scheme for 453 new high quality family homes, landscaped public open spaces and an ecological park on the land at Rothwells Farm, Lowton Road, between Lowton and Golborne.

  • 453 new homes for Golborne

    Taylor Wimpey has been granted Reserved Matters planning approval for 453 high quality new family homes on land at Rothwells Farm, Lowton Road, between Lowton and Golborne.

  • About the site

    Wigan MBC safeguarded the site at Rothwells Farm for residential development in its Unitary Development Plan to meet its future development needs. The site has also been identified in the Core Strategy which sets out broad locations to meet new housing needs in Golborne and Lowton in the short term.

    Why Rothwells Farm?

    The Rothwells Farm site is ideal to provide the new homes that Wigan needs, located within the 'East Lancashire Road corridor' - the area to the north of the A580 East Lancashire Road between Golborne and Astley.

    Rothwells Farm is an appropriate site for an extension to the Golborne and Lowton community. The site is well located in relation to existing schools, shops, services and facilities. In addition, the site is situated close to a range of employment opportunities including Golborne Enterprise Park, which is just 800m from the site, and Parkside Business Park, which is just over 1km away. Wigan Town Centre is also less than five miles away.

    Rothwells Farm is a sustainable location for new housing in Golborne. The site is half a kilometre from Golborne Town Centre, and is walking distance from existing shops, services and facilities. Within 1km from the site a doctor’s surgery, a dentist, a pharmacy, the local library and a supermarket can be found.

    The site's residents will further benefit from excellent local transport links, connecting them to the surrounding towns. There is a bus stop on Lowton Road and Wigan Road, with eight services per hour to Wigan and four services per hour to Newton-le-Willows, Warrington, Bryn, Leigh and Ashton-in-Makerfield.

     

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    Site location plan for Rothwells Farm

    Development at Rothwells Farm would form a natural extension to Golborne. It is bounded by existing residential and commercial development to the south and west, and the disused railway embankment to the north provides a strong natural boundary.

    Site History

    The sites earliest mapping dates from 1848 which shows its predominant rural setting with Golborne School situated in the south-eastern part of the site, and three buildings (possibly Stack House Farm) on the southwest of the site. By 1909 the St Helens Branch of the London and North-western Railway had been developed spanning from east to west along the embankment on the northern boundary of the site.

    Opportunities Plan

    The Masterplan for Rothwells Farm is landscape led and takes its cue from the existing landscape features, both in and around the site. The key landscape assets of the site include focal trees, linear hedgerows, the Railway boundary and public rights of way.

    The scheme preserves and enhances the best of what is there where possible, and knits into the adjacent areas of open space and urban form, providing a strong sense of place and character.

    Site Opportunities Plan for Rothwells Farm

    Site Opportunities Plan for Rothwells Farm

  • What is being proposed for Rothwells Farm?

    We have been granted Reserved Matters Planning Permission to build 453 new homes ranging from one to four bedrooms and including a mix of apartments, mews, semi-detached, detached and bungalow properties.

    Our scheme will comprise of the following elements:

    • 17% affordable homes, providing much-needed housing for identified groups such as first-time buyers struggling to get onto the property ladder, the elderly looking to downsize, or key workers, such as teachers and nurses
    • Extensive landscaping throughout the scheme and the protection of existing natural features such as trees and hedgerows
    • Two beautifully landscaped village greens, an entrance park and public open space for informal play
    • An attractive new ecological park
    • Enhancement of the disused railway embankment
    • A significant financial contribution of approximately £3 million for improvements to the local infrastructure

    Our Layout

    Rothwells Farm Layout

    Layout for Rothwells Farm

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    Streetscenes of Rothwells Farm, Lowton

    Proposed street scenes for Rothwells Farm

    Streetscenes of Rothwells Farm, Lowton

    Street scenes for Rothwells Farm

    Landscape Masterplan

    Rothwells Farm Landscape Masterplan

    Landscaping Masterplan for Rothwells Farm

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  • What can Rothwells Farm do for Golborne?

    The residential development will provide the following significant benefits to the local community and to the wider borough of Wigan:

    • 17% affordable homes, providing much-needed housing for identified groups such as first-time buyers struggling to get onto the property ladder, the elderly looking to downsize, or key workers, such as teachers and nurses
    • The creation of 133 temporary construction jobs, providing a boost for one of the largest employment sectors in Wigan
    • Opportunities for local contractors and suppliers to benefit from the construction work
    • Training and apprenticeship opportunities for local young people with both Taylor Wimpey and its contractors
    • New spending of around £9.5million in the local economy by new residents, which could support around 72 jobs in all sectors
    • Approximately £3.5 million for Wigan MBC from the Government's New Homes Bonus scheme. This grant is paid by central government to local authorities when it increases the number of homes in an area.  
    • An extra £570,000 in council tax revenues every year from new households that could then be spent in the borough for the benefit of local people

                                                         


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  • News and updates

    Anticipated Timescales

    Start on site Spring 2017
    Sales cabin opening
    Summer 2017
    First home completed
    Winter 2017

    We will be regularly updating this website to provide you with further information regarding our progress with this development.

    If you would like any further information with regards to our new homes, please register your interest above.

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