Save Standish protesters disappointed

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DOZENS of Standish residents provided a noisy welcome for councillors arriving at Wigan’s council chamber last night.

But the supporters of the Save Standish action group went home disappointed as the Core Strategy housing proposals for the borough were voted through.

The protesters outside the Town Hall

The protesters outside the Town Hall

As a result, the village is set to have 1,000 new homes built with protesters citing traffic problems and insufficient infrastructure as reasons against the proposal.

But council chiefs voted through the government inspector’s plans saying failure to do so would create a “planning free for all” in Wigan.