Wigan council has launched a public consultation on its plans to regenerate a housing estate, which dates back to the 1960s. The council is holding a series of public events and workshops from now until the end of July about its regeneration masterplan and delivery strategy for the Worsley Mesnes estate. Speaking to New Start, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr David Molyneux, said the masterplan includes proposals to build 278 new homes on the site. ‘It’s an ideal site to start looking at remodelling and doing some major improvements for the people who live there,’ said Cllr Molyneux. ‘The days of just imposing what you think is right are over’ The proposals also include putting some ‘breathable green spaces’ on the estate, a neighbourhood square and some shops. Cllr Molyneux said the roads around the estate will also be adapted to make them more compatible … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter – NewStart