PLANS have been submitted to build 102 homes as part of a larger housing development.

An outline planning application to construct 271 homes north of Garrett Lane in Tyldesley was approved last December.

A reserved matters application for the first phase of the development for 117 homes was subsequently given the green light in August.

And now an application for the second phase has been issued by Redrow Homes to Wigan Council, which would bring the total number of homes at the development to 219 homes - 52 less than the outline application's allocation.

A total of 26 of the 102 homes in the fresh proposals would be available for affordable housing.

The homes would be situated to the east of the 17th century grade II listed building Garrett Hall Farmhouse, which was part of the history of the Tyldesley family.

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A planning statement said: "Any harm to the significance of the designated heritage asset (including development in its setting) requires clear and convincing justification.

"This assessment has demonstrated, through review that the broader setting of Garrett Hall Farm will experience a minor negative impact which is mitigated by retained trees, new woodland planting and the maintenance of a significant open area alongside the curtilage of the listed building.

"If it is deemed that the impacts amount to less than substantial harm then, in any event, there are public benefits.

"The benefits lie in the delivery of housing in general and the delivery of affordable housing in particular."

A decision on the plans is set to be made on December 30.