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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 3rd August, 2012) Views: 3,337 
Beechwood Villas
 Beechwood Villas   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
New houses on the Orica site at Gathurst.

Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd August 2012 at 02:18
Eoll Up!Roll up! read all about it by putting `beechwood villas wigan` on Google.
New homes from £459,995 to £524,995.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd August 2012 at 07:09
Mick, refer:-
http://www.shevingtonpc.gov.uk/footpaths.html
This shows Shevington Parish Footpaths. An extract from it " The southern and western parish boundaries are created by the Leeds and Liverpool canal".
So this new property is in Shevington and is confirmed by the websites per Google in my earlier comment.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd August 2012 at 07:29
Mick, as a result of my previous research, I discovered that "The Navigation Inn", Gathurst became "The Baby Elephant" in 2007. Refer:-
http://www.babarelephant.co.uk/baby_elephant.html


Comment by Whelley Wayne on 3rd August 2012 at 07:41
why was there such an objection to these houses when it is such a vast, discreet location?


Comment by dirty harry on 3rd August 2012 at 10:22
i dont want to be a kiljoy but if i had half million pounds to blow on a house im afraid it would'nt be in the wigan area.


Comment by Al. C. on 3rd August 2012 at 10:33
Whelley Wayne, People object to planning proposals for many reasons, destruction of green belt/open land, pressure on infrastructure and local services, traffic issues are a few of the problems that are often caused by developments. Developers often cite housing shortage to support applications but what we actually have is a problem of excessive population. I will vote for the first political party to recognise this serious problem.


Comment by Al. C. on 3rd August 2012 at 10:34
Whelley Wayne, People object to planning proposals for many reasons, destruction of green belt/open land, pressure on infrastructure and local services, traffic issues are a few of the problems that are often caused by developments. Developers often cite housing shortage to support applications but what we actually have is a problem of excessive population. I will vote for the first political party to recognise this serious problem.


Comment by JD BRISBANE on 3rd August 2012 at 13:42
HELLO ERNEST ARE YOU GOING TO BUY ONE OF THESE LUXURY PROPERTIES. THEY LOOK JUST UP YOUR STREET FOR A MAN IN YOUR POSITION. YOU COULD OFFER A ROOM TO A FEW REFUGEES OR THE OLYMPIC ASYLUM SEEKERS.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd August 2012 at 15:21
JD BRISBANE, I DON`T FOLLOW YOU. I`M 84 YEARS OLD AND LIVE IN A BUNGALOW.


Comment by Ron D on 3rd August 2012 at 16:12
AL.C. Concentration camps ,and gas chambers comes to mind.


Comment by Allan on 3rd August 2012 at 16:13
What does it cost to have a nice home these days? I don't know anyone who can afford a house in that price range, & these are nothing special really. I hate the erosion of the countryside in these areas because of these houses, what will be left for future generations?. Why do people think it's because of overpopulation? There are a lot of people who say it's a myth (the same with the climate change/global warming nonsense). Places like Gathurst, Appley Bridge & Parbold are exclusive mostly to the well-off, they shouldn't even be part of Wigan because these house prices are an insult to very hard grafting working class generations of families who've grown up in the Wigan area. You walk round those places & it's like everyone's from the south or talks posh. Maybe the problem is because people from the south have been forced to move 'up north' because of crazy house prices in southern areas or cities.


Comment by Harry C. on 3rd August 2012 at 16:57
Ernest see Tuesdays photo for my late reply to your question. H.

P.S. people have to live somewhere!


Comment by Bob on 3rd August 2012 at 17:29
the problem is this country needs affordable housing not half a million pound


Comment by irene on 3rd August 2012 at 17:58
Ron, I thpught this sort of thing (uncalled-for comment from Brisbane) was being stopped. There was no call for that whatsoever.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd August 2012 at 19:23
OK Harry, I`ve just posted a question to you on last Tuesday`s P-a-D.


Comment by Mick on 3rd August 2012 at 22:55
They have just started building the other houses at the Vicarage lane side of the Orica development.


Comment by Maggie K on 3rd August 2012 at 23:38
There will be affordable housing on the other site. The tree bedroom does not have a front garden and parking for 1 can not next to the house. Nowhere for visitors to park at all.


Comment by David Moore on 4th August 2012 at 18:39
I never thought I'd agree with anything dirty harry wrote, but...I'm definitely with him on this one!


Comment by jack on 4th August 2012 at 22:54
Allan, Your views are pompous, arrogant and vain if you think people from the areas mentioned by you arenít working class northern folk, Iíve lived in the area all my life, worked all my life and invested time in my local community. My neighbours are Wiganers too, who work hard and as far as I know donít pass ill-informed comments on the credentials of others.
As for the Orica development, local people fought hard to stop this monstrous and ugly development that gave nothing to the local community , doesnít sound like southerners to me.


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