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Local Life - Wigan - May 2018

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6 Uproar in Haigh Haigh

6 Uproar in Haigh Haigh Hall is starting to look a little different, and it’s safe to say a lot of locals aren’t happy about it. There’s a lot of upset felt towards Contessa, the new owner of Haigh Hall and the way the hotel is said to be taking away the historic value of the building. Locals are angry about the white lines in the carriageway leading up to the hall and some have said it now ‘looks like an airport runway.’ The lines were painted on Thursday, March 29, and neighbours voiced their annoyance immediately, with some stating cars are now speeding near the hall. On Sunday, April 22 from 12pm, a peaceful mass picnic has been scheduled in the grounds. Denise Honor said: “The new owners have been asking visitors to the woodland areas surrounding the hall to ‘move on.’ “When they took the lease for the hall, public access was guaranteed so they have no right to do this.” Lucy Derbyshire posted on the ‘Aspull as we know it’ Facebook page about new gates which block access to the hall near the golf shop. With many residents stating how difficult it is for those with disabilities, pushchairs, and prams to visit Haigh Hall. Denise continued: “The hall was a lot better when it was in the hands of Wigan Council. Now Open in Upholland We offer a FREE initial consultation on: • Re Mortgages • Mortgages • Lifetime Mortgages / Equity Release • Buy to Let Mortgages We have access to some of the most competitive rates on the market Equity Release will reduce the value of your estate and can affect your eligibility for means tested benefits. Your home may be repossessed if you don’t keep up repayments on your mortgage We also provide advice on: • Home Insurance • Income Protection • Life / Critical Illness Insurance Call Steve on: 01695 666 999 Pop in to see us: 44A Ormskirk Road, Upholland (Next to Fosters Hair) Email: info@mortgagefactoryltd.com www.mortgagefactoryltd.com Beautifully furnished Stone Cottage Holiday Let – sleeps up to 4 Situated near Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales, and also within easy reach of the Lake District Children & pets welcome Call 01942 216 058 / 07792445257 E-mail janemillthrop@yahoo.co.uk www.millthropcottage.co.uk

7 Chequer these out Up Holland will soon be home to over a hundred new properties as planning permission is given the green light. West Lancashire Council’s planning department gave plans the go ahead for the proposed development in on Chequer Lane, Upholland. The proposed 116 homes will be constructed by Morris Homes on a 4.96 hectare site on Chequer Lane, at the junction with Tower Hill Road by the M58 bridge. Wainhomes will also be laying bricks on the land as they plan to construct 66 new homes at the site, meaning the new proposal will spike the number of properties on the land to 182. Proposed plans include the construction of 18 three bedroom semi-detached houses, 21 three bedroom detached houses, and 77 four bedroom detached houses. It’s safe to say neighbours aren’t happy, as Chris Gradwell said: “Upholland can not support another 116 dwellings in a small area with such bad roads and poor publlic transport.”