A £155m masterplan to create a new community in Wigan set around parklands and improved public transport links has been launched.
Peel L&P’s proposals at Mosley Common, south west of Walkden and east of Tyldesley would bring about 200 jobs to the area.
The vision is to create a healthy living community with distinctive neighbourhoods which will be embedded into the area’s natural landscape of woodlands, watercourses and moss land.
A community and travel hub will sit at the heart of the scheme.
The proposals will provide 1,100 new homes, with around 25 per cent available for affordable housing.
The community and travel hub would also have space for independent local retailers and flexible spaces for events and classes. There would also be a network of footpaths and cycleways which would improve access to Walkden train station and the site’s overall connectivity.
Elsewhere, the development would feature a green corridor to bring ecological improvements to the area and connect people to nature and new parklands.
The site at Mosley Common has been identified for residential development as part of Greater Manchester’s emerging Places for Everyone plan. This has now been submitted to the secretary of state.
Annabel Partridge, Peel L&P’s associate director of development planning said: “Our masterplan for Mosley Common builds on the natural characteristics of the area to create a new community which focuses on housing for a mix of needs, sustainable travel, green spaces, better health and wellbeing opportunities and improved biodiversity.
“This is an investment of over £150m for Wigan to support community wealth building within the borough and will create many jobs for the area.
“We’re in the early stages of these plans and welcome the public’s feedback to help shape the proposals so they best suit the needs of the community.”
A public consultation has launched and will run to Thursday 24 March.