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  • Consultation to launch in Standish, Golborne and Lowton on Monday
  • Residents and businesses encouraged to give views on significant infrastructure projects
  • List of viable schemes in each area will be laid out for the public to review
  • Funds secured from housebuilders in the areas

Residents in Standish, Golborne and Lowton are being asked for their views on schemes aimed at improving traffic flow, cycling and walking facilities, park conditions and community spaces.

Wigan Council has secured funding from housebuilders in three areas, which will be reinvested to mitigate impacts caused by the new developments.

Some of the funds have already been committed to various projects, including the enlarging of St Wilfrid’s C of E and a possible expansion of Golborne High to accommodate future school places. With the rest of the money, officers at the council have worked up a number of viable schemes, which they will seek public opinion on.

Some of the schemes in Standish include:

  • Possible widening of School Lane
  • 20mph speed limits and new crossing points
  • Extension of the Standish Mineral Line improvements
  • Extra parking
  • Improvements to local play areas and open spaceSome of the schemes in Golborne and Lowton include:
  • New left turn from A580 to Newton Road
  • Widening of Stone Cross Lane and installation of additional right turn
  • Part-fund the extension and improvement work to the existing facility at Lowton Judo Club
  • Upgrade facilities at St Mary’s Church Hall
  • New public toilets and improved kitchen facilities at Golborne Library
  • Various cycling, walking, play area and open space improvements

The consultation launches on Monday 8 March and will run for two weeks. Residents and businesses have received paper copies in the post but the survey can be completed online at www.wigan.gov.uk/consultations.

Residents and businesses who would like more in depth information about the schemes should email [email protected] expressing their interest of being invited to a virtual meeting. Any email should state the individual’s name, whether they’re a resident/business owner in Standish, Golborne or Lowton and the scheme or schemes they want to discuss.