CBRE sells major North Leigh residential site

Acting on behalf of North Leigh Park Group Limited, CBRE’s UK development team in Manchester has sold an extensive 178 acre site in North Leigh to UK house builder Countryside.

The site was sold with outline planning permission in place to deliver 1,800 new homes.

The North Leigh site comprises around 178 acres of vacant land situated to the south-east of Wigan, surrounded by existing residential properties.

The site is well-connected, bordered by two major roads, the A577 to the north and A578 to the west, with Westleigh High School located to the south-east of the site.

Outline planning consent has been agreed for the delivery of a comprehensive high quality mixed use scheme comprising residential development with some employment use located in a high quality landscaped setting.

This includes up to 1,800 homes, a local centre, up to 18 acres of employment land, and around 44 acres of Strategic Green Infrastructure.

The new development will mainly deliver residential dwellings capable of supporting a new community with access to immediate facilities offered by Leigh, Hindley Green, Atherleigh and Wigan.

The indicative masterplan provides for a mix of apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached housing to meet local demand and affordability.

Steven Verity, senior director, CBRE Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have secured a sale on this extensive and exciting strategic site in the North West.

“The site presented a strong opportunity for Countryside to deliver a new, sustainable community which, when complete, will inevitably contribute to the borough’s housing needs and wider employment and economic aspirations.”