May 31, 2018

Plans for 192 new homes next to Owens Farm in Hindley Green have been given the green light by Wigan Council.

The Council have approved plans by home builder Countryside to build two, three and four bedroom properties near Smiths Lane, 93 of which will be available for sale on the open market.

Deborah Hughes, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Countryside, commented: “The region is calling out for high quality family homes and these plans aim to cater to that growing need. Our vision for this scheme is to create a welcoming community that will stand the test of time for generations to come. We look forward to building on our already successful partnerships with Wigan Council and Sigma Capital Group to deliver these much-needed homes.”

The new development, which will be named Belmont Place, will include a variety of Countryside’s popular home designs. In addition to the open market homes, 50 homes will be available for private rent, expertly managed by residential and urban regeneration specialists Sigma Capital Group, brought to the market under Sigma’s private rental brand, Simple Life.

The remaining 49 homes will be managed by Torus, a North West housing group, specialising in affordable homes.

To meet local demand, 10 of the properties will be let at an affordable rent. A further 39 homes will be available to buy through shared ownership, part buy – part rent, which can make the first step onto the property ladder much more financially viable.

Torus director of development, Bill Lacey said: “This is our first scheme in Wigan and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to give local people the chance to rent or buy a stunning new home without overstretching themselves financially.”

Rachel Hoy, Sigma Capital comments: “We are very pleased to be working with Countryside to deliver further high quality private rental homes in the Wigan area. Our recent site in Atherton proved to be a brilliant success and we are confident that this site will be received well too.”