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PWA gains green light for 27 affordable new homes in Wigan

Plans to create a scheme of new affordable homes on the site of a former social club in Wigan have been approved, following a successful application submitted by PWA.

Featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and an outdoor communal area, the scheme will be built on land off Coop Street on the site of the former Scholes Social Club, which has been derelict since it was knocked down.

The plans, submitted on behalf of applicant Stanley Land and Homes, will address a need for affordable housing close to Wigan town centre.

The three-storey apartment building will sit in a prominent location close to Wigan town centre and has been designed to reflect the surrounding area. It will include on-site car parking, cycle storage and electric vehicle charging points.

Neil Hughes, director of Stanley Land and Homes, comments: “We have developed a number of sites in Wigan through our continued partnership with Wigan Borough Council and look forward to working with Great Places Housing Group.

“This latest approval allows us to progress another quality scheme that will be delivered to the highest standards of urban design and is another example of brownfield regeneration done right. We are looking forward to starting on site soon.”

The scheme will be built in full compliance with Homes England quality standards.

Louise Leyland, associate at PWA Planning, said: “We’re proud to have played in our part in gaining approval for this highly sustainable housing scheme.

“It will quickly create a new community close to the town centre, and address housing targets for Wigan and the Greater Manchester area – I look forward to seeing the progression over the coming months.

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