Working in partnership with Wigan Council, Keepmoat will start construction across four sites, known collectively as The Seasons, alongside new shops and green open spaces which will take four years to build.
Gareth Roberts, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes said: “We’re thrilled to have received approval to progress with our plans and deliver much-needed housing in Worsley Mesnes.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Wigan Council to regenerate the area and create an integrated community through high-quality design and placemaking.
“All of the homes at The Seasons will have energy-saving and environmentally friendly features and is intended to provide an increased choice of quality homes for residents, all alongside new retail units and green open spaces to promote green and healthy lifestyles.
“As a company, we place a strong emphasis on supporting and investing in the local community within which we work, and are driven to maximise local labour, employability and skills within the construction industry, creating apprenticeships and opportunities for young people to kick-start their career within the Wigan area.
“We’re looking forward to commencing work on the four sites and bringing our vision to life.”
Councillor Susan Gambles, cabinet portfolio holder for housing said: “This redevelopment of Worsley Mesnes will breathe new life into the area, and create new housing, including affordable homes, alongside shops and open space.
“Beyond the construction of the new homes, I am delighted that Keepmoat Homes has committed to working with local schools and community groups, and to provide jobs, apprenticeships and training programmes for local people.”