Wigan Unitary Development Plan

The Wigan Unitary Development Plan was adopted by the council as its local plan in April 2006. It was the single local plan for the borough. It includes written policies and a proposal map showing land use allocations and designations. However, many policies have now been replaced by policies in other plans.

It still includes a wide range of policies on green belt and safeguarded land, employment, housing, environment, accessibility, shopping and centres and community facilities.

The policies are contained within a written statement. The land use allocations and designations are shown on a related proposals map.  Both the written statement and policies map| can be viewed online. Please note that certain policies shown through that link no longer apply, as referred to below, and other allocations and designations have been added to the policies map| by the joint plans, also referred to below.

  • Policy EM1F on the former Maypole Colliery and policies R1 and R1A on housing are no longer in force having not been ‘saved’ through subsequent legislation as they were out-of-date.
  • Policies MW1 and MW1A to MW1F on minerals working have been replaced by policies in the Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Plan. They are no longer in force.
  • Policies WM1 and WM1A to WM1C on waste management have been replaced by policies in the Greater Manchester Joint Waste Plan. They are no longer in force.
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