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Northstone nears completion of new M58 link road section in Wigan

A vital new link road in Wigan is almost complete thanks to homebuilder Northstone.

Now well underway delivering their Tulach development at the former Pemberton Colliery, Northstone has nearly finished the new road that will ultimately connect Billinge Road to Smithy Brook roundabout.

It forms an integral part of the new community and is part of the wider strategic M58 link road scheme being brought forward by Wigan Council.

It’s all part of delivery of Tulach – the community of 268 energy-efficient family homes at the site. As part of their mission to transform the underused brownfield site, Northstone committed over £4m toward delivering and constructing this section of the major new transport route.

The link road was planned to bolster local transport links in the area and increase capacity on the surrounding road network.

High priority

Jon England, Northstone development director said: “The M58 link road scheme is such a high priority locally, we’re thrilled to be playing our part in its delivery. Construction of our section of the road is now almost complete.

“When we started at the former Pemberton Colliery site we promised to deliver this strategic infrastructure alongside some of the highest quality, most energy-efficient homes ever delivered in Wigan – all set within new green spaces. We’re delivering on those commitments.

“Our first residents now call Tulach home and we’re also using the site to trial new building methods, with our project to build an operationally net zero home also taking shape.”

The stretch of the road being delivered by Northstone is one of several segments of the full link road, planned to be around nine miles in length stretching from junction 5 of the M61 through Leigh, Hindley, Wigan, Ince, and Pemberton.

It’s being delivered via a mix of funding pots and is aimed at better linking the west of the borough to the town centre via a new A49 link road extension.

Regeneration

David Proctor, assistant director for Regeneration and Planning at Wigan Council said: “Delivering the right infrastructure is vitally important to regenerating brownfield land and providing the homes that our residents need, so we’re delighted to have been able to work with Northstone and with Peel to bring this scheme forward.”

Since establishing in 2019 Northstone, part of Peel L&P, has gone from strength-to-strength. It currently has over 1,300 homes in the pipeline on sites totalling around 150 acres.

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