The three main benefits of doing this are that it saves time; takes advantage of expertise that is not available within the Council; and benefits from economies of scale in terms of accessing commercially available information and systems.
The research and studies that have been undertaken include:
On population, households and employment:
On retail and centres:
On flood risk:
On green infrastructure:
On key sites and locations:
The evidence that has informed the Wigan Core Strategy can be found in the Core Strategy Examination Library and the Reconvened Core Strategy Examination Library.