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Plans submitted for 27 new affordable homes in Wigan

A planning application has been submitted to create affordable homes on the site of a former social club in Wigan.

Submitted by PWA Planning on behalf of Stanley Land and Homes, the site, which has been derelict since the Scholes Social Club was knocked down, will be regenerated through the creation of 27 new homes.

The three-storey apartment building has been designed in full compliance with Homes England quality standards and the Nationally Described Space Standards.

Using alternative heating sources to gas, the scheme also will be fully compliant with the new Building Regulations uplift through heating and insulation to achieve a 31% reduction in carbon emissions.

The proposed apartment building, which has been designed to be in keeping with properties in the local area, will sit in a landscaped plot with on-site car parking provided

Louise Leyland, associate at PWA Planning, said: “It’s always great to be involved in projects that will breathe new life into disused pieces of land, creating affordable housing and building a new community. I look forward to seeing the project progress.”

Neil Hughes, director of Stanley Land and Homes, comments: “This is another highly sustainable scheme – one that will regenerate a long-dormant brownfield site to provide much needed affordable homes close to Wigan town centre.

“We have developed several sites in Wigan now and, through the great working relationship we have with the strategic housing team at Wigan Borough Council, we’ve been able to devise another quality scheme that will help to address the high demand in the area.”

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