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01 Nov 2022

Consultation to start on phase one plans to enable and help improve housing, transport and green space in Wigan

The public has another chance to have their say on plans for a new community in Wigan with new energy-efficient family housing including a range of affordable homes, parklands and better transport links.

Peel L&P has launched a public consultation today on the first phase of its proposals for a healthy living and sustainable community at Mosley Common and the wider masterplan for the area.

The first phase plans include over 228 homes to suit first time buyers, families, downsizers, and older people with later living needs. A quarter of homes will also be available for affordable housing and the construction process will create over 200 jobs.

Peel L&P’s homebuilder Northstone will design the homes and new community with an emphasis on biodiversity improvements and energy-saving features to help residents with their fuel bills. Following a recent successful trial, Northstone will also create a specially designed accessible home for families with dependent relatives and propose to introduce multi-generational homes as well.

Wigan Borough Council gave its second stamp of approval to the wider 1,100-home Mosley Common masterplan in September and now Peel L&P would like to ask for residents’ views to help shape the first stages of a new community at the same time as inviting further feedback on the wider masterplan before submitting a planning application later this year.

The neighbourhood would be centred around woodlands, moss land and a new transport hub in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester to improve connectivity and active travel with easy access to the Leigh Guided Busway with commuter routes to Manchester and beyond.

Plans also include sports and play facilities and a new green corridor to bring ecological improvements to the area connecting people to nature and three new parks.

The site at Mosley Common has been identified for residential development as part of Greater Manchester’s Places for Everyone plan which has been submitted to the Secretary of State.

Annabel Baker, Peel L&P’s Associate Director of Development Planning said: “This public consultation follows feedback sessions we ran earlier this year with the community to develop the masterplan for the area and we’re looking forward to working with local people again to develop the next stage of these exciting plans before submitting a planning application later this year.

“Our ambition is to create a community with quality housing, accessible transport and better community facilities surrounded by extensive parkland for local people to enjoy.

“Working with Northstone, the first phase will include well designed homes with a low-cost of living and environmental improvements at their heart.”

The masterplan for Mosley Common provides a framework for future development and establishes a commitment to infrastructure and extensive green space.  It has been developed in line with the emerging Places for Everyone strategy for Greater Manchester and does not seek to pre-empt this process.

How to have your say

Find out more about the proposals and have your say at Or, call the dedicated community information line (Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm) on 0161 711 0293.

Comments and questions can be emailed to  

Webinars will also be held on Monday 7 November from 1pm until 2pm and on Thursday 10th November from 6pm - 7pm. A physical exhibition will also be held on Wednesday 16th November from 3pm to 8pm at St John’s Church, Mosley Common, M28 1AN.

The consultation on phase one will run until Tuesday 22 November.