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Canal side scheme in Leigh gets the go-ahead

Wigan Council has granted planning permission for a £31m canal side housing development in Leigh in Greater Manchester.

Your Housing Group will build 226 homes with 113 for shared ownership and 113 for affordable rent. The scheme, on West Bridgewater Street, and next to the Leeds Liverpool canal, comprises one-bed maisonettes, one and two-bedroom apartments, and two and three-bedroom houses, all of which will have off street parking and front and rear gardens. Some houses will benefit from overlooking the canal.

The development, to be known as Waterside Point, will be designed and built by Wigan-based MCI Developments.

Richard Jones, Director of Growth at Your Housing Group said: “It’s great to work with MCI Developments, a local contractor, to bring much-needed affordable homes to this part of Leigh, enabling local people to get on the property ladder.  This is a large development, which will enhance the surrounding area, and will help breathe new life into this part of the town. Leigh is ideally located for commuting to surrounding towns and to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.”
Alex Wood​, Regional Managing Director for MCI Developments, said: “MCI are delighted to be working with YHG on this scheme. We’re really looking forward to seeing the benefits the project will bring to Leigh town centre and at the same time providing much needed affordable housing to the area ”


Your Housing Group is one of government housing agency Homes England’s Strategic Partners. This development has been part-funded with a grant from the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.

Nick Cumberland, Senior Specialist, Home Ownership and Supply for Homes England said: “It’s great to see one of our partners using their resources and expertise to develop much needed new homes. This development will provide people with the opportunity to buy or rent high quality new homes and increase the overall housing offer in the area.”

Anyone interested in a property should call 01942 419117 for more information or visit yourhousinggroup.co.uk. Work is due to start on site later this month.