Flats scheme would improve Wigan garage site

The site of a garage could be turned into apartments under new plans.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 3:31 pm

Applicant Paul Gorton wants to demolish the existing Gorton Bros Garage buildings and build a block of 12 apartments on land at 94 Standishgate, Wigan.

The development, which would lie at the back of the former Griffin Hotel, would house one-bedroom apartments.

Proposals for the site have been scaled back from 15 apartments so more outdoor space can be created for residents.

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A planning application has been submitted for apartments on the garage site

In planning documents on behalf of applicant Mr Gorton, agent Cassidy & Ashton Group, said: “Cassidy & Ashton has been instructed to prepare and submit a full planning application for the demolition of the existing garage buildings and their replacement with a block of 12 apartments on land at 94 Standishgate, Wigan.

“The site consists of a broadly rectangular piece of land to the rear of the former Griffin Hotel, which is a Grade II listed building.

“The site is currently made up of hardstanding and contains a number of single storey buildings and structures. These currently accommodate operations associated with the Gorton Bros Garage.”

The agent said the development would provided much-needed housing as well as helping to regenerate the area: “The proposals represent an appropriate and high quality form of development providing new apartments, for which there is an identified need, thereby making a significant contribution to the continuing regeneration taking place within the surrounding area.

“The proposed development is also unlikely to result in any negative impacts upon the amenity of the local area.

The plans will be considered at a future meeting of Wigan Council’s planning committee.