Welcome to our website which aims to provide you with information on Countryside’s proposals to develop land at North Leigh Park, with high quality housing, link road and public open space. We are working up proposals for the development and are keen to hear your views on how we can prepare the best possible plans before we submit a planning application.

Outline planning permission has been granted at North Leigh Park for up to 1800 homes, plus 8 acres of employment uses including a local centre, green infrastructure and a new link road from Leigh road to Atherleigh Way. This new road comes as part of the approved planning permission requirement and will also form part of major a strategic infrastructure project to provide a link between M6 and M61, as promoted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authorities and Wigan Council.

The main boulevards at North Leigh Park will be tree lined and feature generous grass verges. There will also be extensive areas of new public open space and pockets of natural habitat to encourage wildlife.

Reserved matters approval was given in October 2019 for the construction of 198 homes. The first phase of development will be delivered in two stages.

Stage one, (Phase 1A1) will provide 87 affordable homes for Great Places Housing Association, together with estate roads, public open space and a site entrance of Nel Pan Lane.

Stage two of the development (Phase 1B) will see the construction of the new link road from Leigh Road to Atherleigh Way together with the 509 homes in Phase 1B. This will all happen simultaneously with the remediation of the central area of the site (landfills and the coal workings).

Please click here to view the Plan of Phase 1A1.

Public Exhibition

As part of our commitment to community engagement, Countryside hosted a public exhibition to display its initial proposal to the local community. This event took place at Leigh Sports Stadium on Tuesday 28th January 2020 between 3pm – 7pm.

The public exhibition allowed local people to view our proposals, speak with members of the project team and provide us with feedback on the plans before we submit planning applications for early phases of development on the site.

The materials displayed at the exhibition are available to download from this website.