Peel submits £155m Wigan neighbourhood plans

Housing and infrastructure development company Peel has submitted a proposal in Mosley Common in Greater Manchester.

Situated on 156 acres north of Mosley Common, the developer’s proposed masterplan includes three new parks, a transport hub, and sports and play facility alongside 1,050 homes, reports Place North West.

Peel L&P has submitted two planning applications for the Tyldesley project: an outline planning application for the wider masterplan and another with details for the first phase. This phase, to be known as Twire, will be delivered by Peel’s homebuilder arm Northstone.

The Tyldseley site is registered for residential development in Places for Everyone, the Greater Manchester spatial framework that is currently undergoing examination by inspectors appointed by the secretary of state.

Both of Peel’s submitted applications carry on with the proposals in the masterplan that Wigan Council approved in September. Of the 1,050 homes proposed, a quarter will be designated as affordable.

The masterplan also calls for a transport hub, which Peel will deliver through a partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester. This hub will improve active travel by providing access to the Leigh Guided Busway and other commute routes.

A green corridor also factors into the plans, alongside sports and play facilities and three new parks: Mosley Woods, Mosley Mosslands, and Honksford Meadows.

As detailed Twire application, Northstone would build 202 homes, including one that is specially designed to meet accessibility needs. The homes will have energy-saving features, according to Northstone. A green walking network will connect the neighbourhood and help increase biodiversity.

Hope Architects designed the Northstone plans, while Pegasus led on landscape and REFA on drainage.

In regards to the wider masterplan, Turley is the planning consultant and JTP is the masterplan designer. WSP is the flooding and drainage expert. BMD is in charge of landscape and TTHC is leading on transport. TEP is the ecology consultant.

The submission of the plans follows two rounds of consultation, with the most recent completing in November last year.

Annabel Baker, Peel’s associate director of development planning, said: “We are extremely thankful for all those who took the time to share their views and we are delighted to share our finalised plans with Wigan Council and the community.

“The key focus of the proposals has been to create a connected community, with modern housing, improved transport links, and vibrant parklands for everyone to enjoy,” she continued.

“The first phase will be developed by Northstone, featuring the highest quality design and meeting the highest standards of environmental sustainability. We look forward to the applications being considered by Wigan Council and continuing to engage with the community.”


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