Sunday, 6 October 2013

Residents fights planning application

Five Star Homes have put in a planning application for new flats on Chorley Rd, Standish.

Residents fought this developer before with the Rowton Rise development, just off Chorley Rd. That battle last 5 years. Now with a small part of the land left the developer wants to demolition one part of a semi-detached house and then use that land plus some land next to that house for the flats plus access to the property.

This access has been turned down 3 times previously so I am not sure why the developer thinks they can do get this passed. However, the next door neighbour is upset that his house could be effected. Also other neighbours surrounding the plat are upset at the fact that this area was meant to be left clear of houses, never mind flats and here is another example that a developer wants to ignore the planning conditions.

Residents from Chorley Rd and Rowton Rise will know fight the application.  This will be on the grounds that the access is on a blind bend, the flats will be over powering on the next door neighbour. Also it is not in keeping with the area.

The people that have bought the new houses behind Rowton Rise are upset too as the developer said the area concerned would not be built on. Goes to show you can't trust developers!

The planning application is here.


  1. I must be misreading this! The plan is to knock down one half of a pair of semi-detached bungalows and replace it with a block of flats? Passing this application would surely have major reprecussions, it would set a precedent whereby any person living in a semi-detached house in Wigan would be at risk of their neighbouring property being demolished and replaced by flats.

    Will this block of flats be of a similar size to the existing bungalow?

  2. Sorry Dave S,
    If you look at the picture there is some land at the side of the bungalow. Once the bungalow has been demolished that land plus the land at the side will be the footprint for the new flats.

  3. Surely we have enough new housing in Standish! This continued expansion is unsustainable!! Traffic congestion is continually getting worse and worse year upon year, we need to stop developments like this now!


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