Chance to view masterplan details for North Leigh Park

An artists impression of the North Leigh Park development
An artists impression of the North Leigh Park development

Two exhibitions will be staged this week for residents to have their say on the masterplan to transform North Leigh Park.

The project is predicted to pump £310m into the borough economy with 1,800 new homes and employment land.

The first wave of development - a 162-strong housing estate - was given the green light earlier this year.

Now residents are being given the chance to view aspects of the plans which will be submitted in the hope of receiving planning approval later this year.

Council leader Lord Smith has previously said the deal was a “fantastic example of private and public sector” partnership.

He said: “The NLP scheme is of strategic importance in delivering the quantity and quality of housing that our residents will desperately need in the coming years.

The consultation afternoons will provide an opportunity to look over the masterplan in full.

And will also provide further details of the realigned link road between Leigh Road and Westleigh Lane, changes to public rights of way diversions and the new junction onto Leigh Road.

Paul Jarvis, a spokesman for NLP development group has previously said of the plans: “There is no doubt that the remediation and regeneration of this site will secure a significantly improved environment to meet the needs of the present and future generations that live and work in Leigh and Hindley.”

The exhibitions will be held at Hindley Green Methodist Church, Leigh Road, Hindley Green, on Tuesday from 2pm until 7pm. And at the Bethel Community Centre, Atherton Road, Hindley Green, on Wednesday, also from 2pm until 7pm.

The plans will be online at www.NorthLeighRegeneration.com from Tuesday.