Monday, 28 November 2011

Borsdane Precinct Update

I know that a lot of hard work has contributed to today's announcement that the council has entered into an agreement with a developer over the future of Borsdane Precinct, especially when many developers are not looking to commit to projects in the current economic uncertainty.

Wigan Council and the developer are to be congratulated on arriving at this agreement and I remain optimistic that this decision will lead to a brighter future for Borsdane and lift the blight that has been a feature of this area for far too long.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr David Molyneux said, "I am delighted that we have progress on Borsdane Precinct. The condition of the site has long been an issue for the community as well as being a centre for anti-social behaviour. This opportunity for a fresh start is good news for everyone and although we are only at the very start of the scheme, things are now in progress and I feel confident that we can look forward to major improvements to the precinct in 2012.”

The Developer has six months from now to satisfy the conditions of the arrangement, after which the council will transfer title to the retail element of the scheme and grant the building licence of the residential site at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. public footpaths are dangerous places.a while ago,i regularly walked a public footpath in orrell without a dog,to unwind.not being "dogged up" i was soon made the subject of about 400 walks over 2 1/2 years,i would say i was attacked,and saw dog attacks (on cows )about 90 you may imagine some were quite memorable..a woman with a very powerful alsation needs to be watched,she is only barely capable of holding the dog gets onto it's back legs and pulls her...toward me (and others)several times,jaws on the go, dean woods 3 pit bulls came at me,and the owner called them off as he came into view...and many other incidents,it is too dangerous for young boys to go exploring footpaths as an the end,i've found it is too dangerous to use public footpaths in the entire area....some of the most off-road paths are the most dangerous,at any moment your walk can change to a horror movie...and it is a fact that when you have come away physically unscathed,but mentally very are so grateful that you dont report the incident
    in any case,new labour arranged things so there is no-one responsible.for instance,report to the police..they say ring the dog warden..(this is made difficult)..getting through,they say ring the police.......there are many examples of the magic roundabout they have set up..a few years ago i noticed samurai swords being sold at a car boot in burscough,at the rate of one sword a minute...i rang trading standards.."ring the police"...rang the police..."ring trading standards"...many examples of this magic roundabout technique.almost every week we read of a young girl having her face chewed off,or other horrors,nothing is done to protect the public...i don't know why "health and safety" have been prevented from entering this area of public life,compared to the trivia they are reportedly involved in,it's a major surprise...don't you think so?perhaps yvonne will regularly walk a local footpath,just to show how safe it is,without a dog.