Wigan scrap yard set to become new residential development

Wigan Scrap Yard (Demo)

A former scrap yard in Wigan is to gain a new lease of life after a housing association secured planning permission to build new homes on the site.

Jigsaw Homes Group is now all set to deliver 49 “affordable” homes on the site at Pocket Nook Lane in Lowton.

Wigan Scrapyard
The site of the former Pocket Nook Lane scrap yard as it looks now

The homes will consist of a mix of one-bedroom apartments, along with two- and three-bedroom houses.

Jigsaw is also to carry out decontamination of the site to ensure it is fit for habitation.

“We are delighted to receive planning permission to develop 49 affordable new homes, on a former industrial brownfield site,” said Garnet Fazackerley, Jigsaw’s operations director for development.

“Jigsaw Group is committed to tackling the housing crisis by building new homes for the people in our communities. We have plans to develop over 2,000 new homes by 2022 and developments like this one bring us one step closer to that goal.”

Funding was secured from Homes England through the agency’s Shared Ownership & Affordable Housing Programme (SOAHP) 2016-21.

Work is due to begin in the autumn, with completion “likely” to be in 2021. The new homes will be let and managed by Adactus Housing Association, part of the Jigsaw Group.


Main Image: Development plans for the new site, by Nicol Thomas Ltd


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