Welcome to

The North Leigh Regeneration Project

Welcome to the North Leigh Park Group Limited website, designed to inform the local community about the proposals submitted for the regeneration of North Leigh.

North Leigh Park Group Limited is the major landowner of the application site and has now submitted an Outline Planning Application to Wigan Council for the regeneration and comprehensive redevelopment of the approximately 75 ha (185 acre) North Leigh site, situated to the south-east of Wigan on 29th February 2012.

The Application will deliver in accordance with Wigan Council’s Core Strategy, North Leigh, Key Strategic Site:

A comprehensive mixed use redevelopment for housing, employment, local centre, strategic green infrastructure, new Atherleigh Way Link Road from A579 Atherleigh Way to A578 Leigh Road and associated development including junctions and highway works.’

The proposals include up to 1,800 dwellings, 51,000 square metres of new employment space, approximately 19 hectares (47 acres) of new, improved strategic green infrastructure, a local centre with community and retail uses and major new road infrastructure to improve traffic conditions in the area.

The North Leigh Planning Application received a unanimous Resolution to Grant on 4th December 2013 at a Special Planning Committee held by Wigan Council. This is subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 agreement to provide a contribution towards or obligation to achieve the requirements set out in the Committee Report. 

North Leigh Park Group is a sister company to the Gibfield Park Group Limited, who successfully regenerated the 278 acre Gibfield Park Site, an area blighted by coal mining, including a derelict open cast mine and 57 deep mine shafts.  This massive Atherton regeneration delivered much needed new employment, housing, community facilities, safe public open space and a 1.5 mile extension of the A Class Atherleigh Way into the new Gibfield Business Park.

Full details of the application, together with illustrative plans and images can be found on the Wigan Council website

Full Committee Minutes and Committee Report can also be found on the Wigan Council website

The Masterplan and Benefits

Sustainably regenerating North Leigh to create a high quality environment for the local community. See how the proposals will transform the area.