WIGAN Athletic have revealed plans to transform Charnock Richard golf club into part of their new training ground and academy set up.
Chairman Dave Whelan purchased the 89-acre site at an auction on Friday, with the view to develop it into a state-of-the-art facility.
The move also brings to an end original proposals to build on a plot of land by Wrightington Country Club; a move which had been met by opposition in the area.
The club will now discuss planning permission with the local authority in Chorley.
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