As you may be aware, the Canal & River Trust and Wigan Council secured outline planning permission in 2017 to build up to 470 homes on land off Plank Lane and Firs Lane (ref. A/16/82492/OUTMES).
The outline planning permission established the principle of residential development on the site. Taylor Wimpey have now submitted an application called the Reserved Matters, which will seek approval for the layout, scale and appearance of our homes and the landscaping proposals. To see a copy of the application, please click here.
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.
Taylor Wimpey have agreed to purchase the site to bring forward and build the development.
The site is within Wigan’s canal ‘corridor’ and its development will create a number of positive benefits for residents and businesses. The site will deliver new homes in a sustainable location and will enhance key routes and access along the Leeds/Liverpool Canal for existing and new residents. The development will also bring a number of economic benefits to the local area.