Published: 18th Jul 2019

Wigan Council’s planning committee has given the green light to develop the historic Wigan Pier after it approved the proposals at a meeting yesterday (July 17). The council, Step Places, The Old Courts and the Canal and River Trust can now go ahead with their plans to revitalise the 18th-century industrial site into a cultural and residential destination. The iconic Wigan Pier site – immortalised in George Orwell’s 1937 book The Road to Wigan Pier – will be regenerated with a wedding venue, a gin distillery, a microbrewery, a food hall and waterside townhouses set to be just a few of the highlights of the new development. Building on the site will now begin this August with the scheme set to be completed by March 2020. Cllr David Molyneux, leader of Wigan Council, said: ‘The collaborative plans we have for Wigan Pier will completely rejuvenate the area and will connect … (To read the full article, subscribe below)