Planning approval for affordable homes scheme close to Wigan town centre

CGI of Coop Street scheme

The site of a former social club in Wigan will continue its social aspirations by enabling the construction of 27 affordable new homes.

Developer Stanley Land and Homes received planning permission for the land off Coop Street, on the site of the former Scholes Social Club, which has been derelict since it was demolished.

Great Places Housing Group will manage the homes on completion, with work set to start later this month.

Featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and an outdoor communal area, the plans, submitted by PWA Planning 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, said: “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.

The professional team on the project includes Holmpatrick Developments (contractor), Alan Johnston Partnership (engineers), Eden Building Design (architect), and Primas Law (legal advisors).


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