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Major Wigan logistics scheme gets approval

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Symmetry Park Wigan, a 140,000m2 logistics scheme has been given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State.

It is said that the scheme will provide a major boost to the North West’s growing logistics sector and create up to 62,000 jobs over the next 20 years.

The 134-acre site at Junction 25 of the M6 motorway is being developed by Tritax Symmetry and will provide £3M in business rates payments per year to Wigan Council once it is operational.

The plans include the development of high-quality logistics buildings, alongside extensive landscaping, including biodiversity enhancements. There will be a substantial green buffer between the scheme and the nearest housing.

Tritax Symmetry Planning Director Matt Claxton said: “We are pleased that the Secretary of State has recognised the significant economic benefits that are derived from a scheme the scale of Symmetry Park Wigan, both during construction and once operational.

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