Affordable housing plans submitted on site of former social club

CGI of Coop Street scheme

A Cheshire developer aims to regenerate a derelict site in Wigan with plans to build 27 new affordable homes.

Cheadle Hulme-based Stanley Land and Homes is targeting the site of the former Scholes Social Club, situated on land off Coop Street, which has been knocked down.

Stanley has submitted a planning application for a three-storey apartment building that 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 will also be fully compliant with the new Building Regulations uplift through heating and insulation to achieve a 31% reduction in carbon emissions.

Neil Hughes, director of Stanley Land and Homes, said: “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.”

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.

The professional team on the project includes PWA Planning (planning consultants), Alan Johnston Partnership (engineers), Eden Building Design (architect), and Primas Law (legal advisors).