Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4744) 

I had an occasion to have to go to Leigh Hospital the other day ,and i went via Hindley Green then down NEL PAN LANE and to my surprise the estate's that are going up down there beggar's belief , i used to remmeber Clarie Farm /house' on then and now just down the road a bit a shed load of house's again ,where are all the fields they are vanishing so quick the mind boggles , secondly i would like to know is where are all these people find work ??????GB

Started: 14th Jan 2022 at 15:57

Posted by: tonker (25115) 

That field was neither use nor ornament, GB, as it was constantly flooded.

Oh., you said you’d like to know where are all these people will find work?
Well, don’t you think all these people must already have work in order to buy the houses?

Replied: 14th Jan 2022 at 19:40
Last edited by tonker: 14th Jan 2022 at 20:46:25

Posted by: PeterP (9299)

GB it is the same all over. If you go down Wigan Road (Bryn/Landgate)the new estate that has been built plus another 67 houses to be built. Further afield at Tarleton/Hesketh Bank houses are springing up everywhere including all around the West Lancs Railway which will soon be engulfed with houses. And if you have never been around Standish for a few years it has grown from a village to a very large estate[:( Just before Golborne Comp there is a large estate and what was the church at Lowton is now houses. Also round the canal near the swing bridge where Bickershaw Colliery was

Replied: 15th Jan 2022 at 07:00

Posted by: chris southworth (631)

GOLDEN BEAR, it may amuse you to know that all building work has been suspended on that site until they sort out the ground problems. Old shafts, old shallow mine workings, backfilled quarries, landfill sites, old sewage works and numerous illegal and unofficial tipping sites litter the area. they spent months before building doing ground stabilisation works such as removing tipped material and drilling and grouting old mine workings, but many more have been discovered. There are reports of new house foundations already sinking and cracking up.

Replied: 15th Jan 2022 at 09:05

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4744) 

Thank you very much Chris Southworth for that information it is quite a change someone giving a respectful reply .GB

Replied: 17th Jan 2022 at 14:53


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