AN application for a new 129-home development in Lowton has been given the thumbs up.

Wigan Council’s planning committee gave the green light for Bloor Homes to build the properties on land north of Heath Lane, on Tuesday, October 18.

The development will include a range of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses and four apartments, all of which will benefit from fibre optic broadband.

The new proposals also comprise areas of public open space, a children’s play area and landscaping.

The proposals will also involve the demolition of a bungalow and a group of agricultural buildings on the 4.4 hectare site however the approval is subject the developer providing funding for services and infrastructure in the community.

Steve Feneley, regional managing director of Bloor Homes North West, said: “We have worked very closely with planning officers to design a sustainable and high quality development which will enhance the area so we are naturally pleased that this has been recognised by the planning committee.

“The new homes will cater for a range of people, from first-time buyers to growing families, and have been carefully designed to complement their surroundings and enhance the appearance of the area.

“As well as providing much needed new housing for the area, our development will also create new jobs and deliver vital investment in services and infrastructure in the community.”