The first phase of a £300 million regeneration scheme has been given the go-ahead in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, England.
Approved by Wigan Council’s planning committee, North Leigh Park will have 162 new homes off Nel Pan Lane as well as a new access point, green open spaces and wildlife corridors.
Karl Battersby, the council’s director for economy and environment, said: “This is great news. North Leigh Park is of strategic importance to the borough in delivering the quantity and quality of housing that our residents will desperately need in the coming years.”
“The major investment into the area will significantly boost the borough’s economy and deliver a huge number of jobs, not only in the construction of the scheme but also in the employment sites that are part of the scheme,” he continued.
Paul Jarvis, a spokesman for NLPGL, said: “This is a significant milestone in kick-starting the delivery of the wider regeneration scheme at North Leigh.”