Public asked for views on homes plan

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RESIDENTS can have their say on plans to build homes on a site in Golborne on Friday afternoon.

Taylor Wimpey says it intends to build between 425 and 450 new homes on the site, which was earmarked to meet the borough’s future housing needs as part of the Core Strategy.

The houses will range in size from two to five-bedroom properties, and around 20 per cent of them will be affordable homes which will be sold to groups such as first time buyers and the elderly.

The plans show a series of homes grouped around a number of village greens with two public footpaths running across the site. Green corridors to promote walking and cycling are also included in the proposals, while a tree belt along the western edge of the land will screen the new housing from the adjacent business area and an ecology area for wildlife is also part of the plan.

Access to the new development would be from Lowton Road, and Taylor Wimpey says it is liaising with Wigan Council to plan any improvements to the road network that may be necessary.

The exhibition will be at Heath Street Methodist Church in Golborne on Friday September 6 from 1pm until 6pm. Anyone wishing to discuss the plans call also ring Taylor Wimpey’s community information line on 0161 711 0293, email or write to the company at Rothwells Farm, Taylor Wimpey c/o Lexington North Ltd, First Floor, The Zenith Building, 26 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1AB.

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