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Derelict site to become new affordable housing in Wigan

Fourteen new affordable homes are being built on the former site of Newtown Labour Club in Wigan, which had been demolished three years ago.

Work is now underway on developing the brownfield site on Scot Lane in Wigan, with Stockport housing developer Westshield Ltd building the new homes, which will be completed by March 2025.

Of the 14 new homes, six will be three-bedroom houses available for affordable rent, four will be two-bedroom houses available to buy through a shared ownership scheme, and four will be one-bedroom apartments available at affordable rent. The new homes have been designed to fit with the surrounding area, with each property offering off-road parking and a front and rear garden.

Our Head of Development, Rebecca Field, said: "We are committed to helping tackle the housing crisis, and our development on Scot Lane in Wigan will provide 14 new affordable homes while transforming a derelict site and boosting the local area."

Patrick Waldron, Owner and Managing Director of Westshield, said: "We are pleased that in addition to their other sites in the Wigan area, we are delighted to be working in conjunction with Progress Housing Group on their scheme to provide fourteen new affordable homes on the former site of Newtown Labour Club."

More information on the new homes will be available later this year.

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