Monday, 8 February 2016

Planning application submitted for new Wigan Bus Station

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has submitted a planning application to build a new, state-of-the-art bus station in Wigan Town Centre.

The plans for the new bus station include a single, covered concourse building, improved waiting areas, cycle parking and improved access to and from the town centre. The new facility would be built on the same site as the existing bus station and will provide a more attractive and welcoming gateway to the town.

The submission of the planning application follows the public consultation exercise that ran from 23 November until 19 December 2015, during which time the outline designs for the new facility were shared with councillors, members of the public and local businesses.

Throughout the four week consultation nearly 200 responses were received online, by post or at one of the seven public events held within the town centre.

More details are available in the public consultation report for Wigan Bus Station published on TfGM’s website.      

Delivered by TfGM, funding for the Wigan Bus Station development is being supported by central government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme.

Subject to planning permission being granted, the intention would be for work to start on site in 2017 with the new station being open for use by the end of 2018.

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