THE public has another chance to have their say on controversial plans for a new community in Mosley Common containing 1,100 homes.

Developers Peel L&P has launched a public consultation on the first phase of its proposals for their "healthy living and sustainable community" on the edge of Tyldesley.

The first phase plans include over 228 homes aimed at first-time buyers, families, downsizers, and older people with later living needs.

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Leigh Journal: An artists impression of how the new village would lookAn artists impression of how the new village would look

A quarter of homes will also be available for affordable housing and the construction process will create over 200 jobs, it has been claimed.

The full £155m development aims to be centered around woodlands, moss land and provide a new transport hub to improve connectivity with easy access to the Leigh Guided Busway and commuter routes to Manchester and beyond.

Wigan Borough Council gave its second stamp of approval to the wider 1,100-home Mosley Common masterplan in September.

Leigh Journal: Andy Brown's petition has more than 3500 signaturesAndy Brown's petition has more than 3500 signatures (Image: Andy Brown)

In spite of the council's approval, a petition led by independent activist Andy Brown has reached more than 3,500 signatures calling on the local authority to again review the decision.

The petition highlights objections surrounding the impact on the area's green belt, overburdened roads, and access to local healthcare providers and schools.

Asking for residents views to help shape the first stages of the new community, Peel L&P are also inviting further feedback on the wider masterplan before they submit a planning application later this year.

Highway networks and school provisions have been identified as issues that the developers will address.

Leigh Journal: The public are being given another say on the developmentThe public are being given another say on the development (Image: Peel L&P)

Annabel Baker, Peel L&P’s Associate Director of Development Planning said: “This public consultation follows feedback sessions we ran earlier this year with the community to develop the masterplan for the area and we’re looking forward to working with local people again to develop the next stage of these exciting plans before submitting a planning application later this year.

"Our ambition is to create a community with quality housing, accessible transport and better community facilities surrounded by extensive parkland for local people to enjoy."

The consultation on phase one will run until Tuesday, November 22.

Webinars will be held on Monday, November 7 from 1pm until 2pm and on Thursday, November 10 from 6pm – 7pm. A physical exhibition will also be held on Wednesday, November 16 from 3pm to 8pm at St John’s Church, Mosley Common.

Find out more about the proposals and have your say, you can follow this website call the community information line (Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm) on 0161 711 0293.