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Your chance to tweet with housing planners

The site off Rectory Lane in Standish which is being marketed to housebuilders for 150 new homes

The site off Rectory Lane in Standish which is being marketed to housebuilders for 150 new homes

CONFUSED about the housing schemes planned by developers for Standish?

Council head of planning Mike Worden will be available for a question and answer session on Twitter between 5 and 6pm this afternoon (Thursday) on @WiganCouncil.

Residents can Tweet their questions now using the hashtag #Standish and Mr Worden has pledged to answer as many as he can during that hour.

Months of residents’ meetings and debate came to a head this week when the planning committee gave the green light to 600 homes at the Bloor Homes site on Pepper Lane plus the Wainhomes land off Cat I’th Window ... despite 400 objections.

Both were effectively the result of the Government’s inspector ripping up the council Core Strategy housing rules for Standish and insisting that the ward take a greater share of the shortfall in the borough’s housing supply he predicted over the next five years.

Protestors claim that the new estate road linking the two developments to Pepper Lane and Almond Brook Road was “designing in a rat run”. Protest group Stop Almond Brook Link Road also claim that the decision now leaves the council open to challenge by Judicial Review.

 

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