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New homes planned for former Wigan cattle market

PWA Planning has been appointed by housing provider Jigsaw Homes and developer Stanley Investments to advise on a planning application for up to 70 new homes in Wigan.

The development of high-quality affordable homes is planned for a derelict parcel of brownfield land at Field Street and Hey Street.

The site, which is within a short walking distance of Wigan’s two main train stations and the DW stadium, was once a cattle market but has lain empty for years.

PWA Planning is currently assisting Jigsaw and Stanley Investments with a public consultation which will help inform the final layout and design of the scheme ahead of a formal planning application.

Paul Walton, a director of PWA Planning, said: “This development will vastly improve the appearance of the area, transforming a site that has become an eyesore for residents and local businesses.

“This is a sustainable brownfield site that will bring much-needed affordable homes to the area. We look forward to working with Jigsaw Homes and Stanley Developments to submit a planning application in the near future.”

Field Street Wigan
The proposed development site in Field Street was once home to a cattle market

Katie Marshall, group director of development at Jigsaw Group, added “We are delighted to be working with PWA Planning and Stanley Investments on plans for this development.  Our aim is to provide much-needed quality affordable homes for Wigan, while at the same time help regenerate the local area by revitalising a derelict piece of land. We will consult closely with the community and other local stakeholders to bring this valuable development to fruition.”

Chris Curtis, of Stanley Investments, said: “We are proud to be leading the development of this site with our partners, delivering a vibrant new residential environment and a high-quality sustainable outcome for the local community”

The site will provide a mix of semi-detached and terraced homes and apartments. There will be dedicated parking for all the homes and the site will also benefit from high-quality landscaping.

Local residents and other interested parties can have their say on the proposed development by visiting the PWA Planning public consultation page for this development and filling out the comment form.

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