Wigan land sale paves way for 325-home development

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Wigan Enterprise Park
A parcel of land in Wigan has been sold, paving the way for a massive development of more than 300 homes.

St. Modwen has sold the former 27-acre Wigan Enterprise Park in Ince-in-Makerfield to national housebuilder Barratt Homes.

The housebuilder will build 325 new family homes on the residential land, which has been vacant for a number of years, after St. Modwen secured outline planning permission in 2016.

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Built on the site of a former colliery and forge, the development will see a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes brought forward at the site for the first time, with Barratt Homes set to carry out extensive remediation work on the land.

The development will see the reopening of a stretch of the Ince Brook that is currently in culvert, as well as the creation of substantial areas of open space and landscaping.

Nick Whittingham, development director at St. Modwen, said: “After a lengthy planning process, it’s fantastic that we’ll now be able to see this former industrial site transformed into a biodiverse environment that will be home to a new local community. This sale is a prime example of St. Modwen’s commitment to bringing forward new homes by providing quality residential land to third-party housebuilders.”

Neil Goodwin, managing director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “We are delighted to announce that we are bringing new homes to Wigan in an exciting new development, with works expected to begin this summer.

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“As well as a variety of new properties, we are also providing a significant investment into the area, including a total of over £380,000 to be contributed to primary and secondary education into the area.

“We’re thrilled we are able to contribute to the improvements of the community in Wigan and look forward to how the area will progress and be positively impacted during our time on-site.”

Barratt Homes secured reserved matters planning in January 2020.

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