|Work starts on new homes
Work to build new homes on a former recycling site in Wigan Borough has started.
The 51 new homes are being built on Frog Lane, close to Wigan town centre, after planning permission was granted to Gleeson Homes & Regeneration Ltd last year.
The Prince’s Park development is expected to be complete by 2018 and will include a mixture of house styles and sizes available through the Help to Buy scheme. Thirteen have already been reserved.
The Frog Lane site was formerly home to a household recycling centre but was closed in 2010 and has been empty since.
Councillor David Molyneux, deputy leader and cabinet member for regeneration at Wigan Council, said: “It’s great to see a vacant site being put to good use and this will help boost the local economy and improve the look of the area.
“It is vital that we support appropriate housing development in the borough to keep up with demand for housing and help support growth in our local economy.
“Homes on this site will support growth in the east-west core of the borough and allow for further regeneration in the area. It is a great location, close to the town centre and local services.
“Good quality new housing along with improved transport links and employment opportunities provides the right mix to keep our local economy growing.”
Paul Oldridge, regional director for Gleeson Homes, added: “We are delighted that the council members took time out of their busy schedules to come and view our Prince’s Park development.
“Gleeson specialises in building low cost homes aimed at local first time buyers. Through our Community Matters Programme we also look to work with local people through our apprenticeships, sponsorship of junior sports teams and our unique YourWatch Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
“Our new homes at Prince’s Park are proving extremely popular with buyers and we look forward to welcoming our first residents to the development in the summer.”
To find out more about the homes available visit www.gleeson-homes.co.uk