New build homes

new-build-externalWigan Council provide high quality affordable properties for rent which meet the needs of local communities. Since 2010, we have built around 500 new homes for rent across the borough, which includes houses, bungalows and apartments. We are planning to build more in the future

We aim to deliver truly accessible and affordable quality housing, with new homes being allocated through a local letting policy, which emphasises a local connection to the borough. Each new tenant will be supported through the process with financial assessments and affordability advice to ensure tenancies are affordable and sustainable.

Completed developments in 2020

Current developments 2020
DevelopmentCompletion dateDetails
Amberswood / Hyndelle, King Street, Hindley September 2020 12 apartment autism centre. 14 apartments for adults with learning disabilities. 6 general needs bungalows. One disabled bungalow designed for a specific case
Marigold House, Ullswater Road, Golborne July 2020 12 apartment autism centre. 17 general needs bungalows, one 4 bedroom disabled bungalows designed specifically for a specific case
1 Etherstone Street, Leigh July 2020 12 apartments designed for people living with dementia and their partners. There are links to the council dementia day service at the rear of the site

Specialist and extra care schemes

We are currently building a range of specialist and extra care schemes across the borough through our Direct Delivery Programme.

Current developments - Specialist and extra care schemes
DevelopmentCompletion dateDetails
29 Bevington Street (former Walkden House), Bryn Due November 2020 20 apartments for extra care plus communal facilities

General needs homes

Current developments - General needs homes
DevelopmentCompletion dateDetails
Former Brackley House, Goose Green Due September 2021 17 general need homes

Future developments

We also have a future development plan of new build homes due to be completed by 2023, including general needs homes and extra care schemes.

Future developments
DevelopmentCompletion dateDetails
Standish Small Infill Sites Due September 2021 12 apartments for older people
Railway Arches Car Park, Leigh August 2022 40 general needs apartments
Wharfdale, Leigh Due December 2022 56 extra care apartments
Sandalwood Drive, Beech Hill Due January 2023 51 extra care apartments, 17 bungalows and 1 bariatric bungalow

Registered Provider Affordable Homes

We work closely with a range of Registered Providers across the borough to provide quality affordable new build homes, including Jigsaw, Riverside and Your Housing Group. There is an ongoing programme of new schemes delivered by Registered Providers and further information will be made available.

Several schemes are currently on site and due to complete soon.

Current developments
DevelopmentCompletion dateDetails
Field Street, Wigan by Jigsaw Due in 2021 to 2022 62 houses, 10 apartments, Affordable Rent
Pocket Nook Lane, Lowton by Jigsaw Due in 2021 to 2022 37 houses, 12 apartments, Affordable Rent
Poplar Avenue, Pemberton by Great Places Completed in July 2020 30 houses, Affordable Rent
Waterside Point Leigh by Your Housing Group Due in November 2025 226 properties, 113 Affordable Rent and 113 Low Cost Home Ownership
Rose Meadows, Tyldesley by Your Housing Group Due October 2020 40 houses, Rent to Buy

new-build-internalApplying for a new build property

New build properties for rent are advertised in the same way as all other Wigan Council properties. They are allocated using a local lettings policy specific to the development. You can search for a home and place a bid if you're on the housing register.

Want to buy?

Wigan Council’s affordable homes scheme is aimed at giving people who cannot afford to buy at market value, access to affordable homes on new homes developments.

The government has created a number of Help to Buy schemes (external link) to help people take steps to buy their own home.

For example with a Help to Buy: Equity Loan, the Government will lend you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest.

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