Pemberton, Wigan

Phase 2


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to find out more about Northstone’s latest proposals for the redevelopment of Pemberton Colliery. Continuing the success of our proposals to build 268 new high-quality homes on the site adjacent site, Northstone are now bringing forward proposals for a further 63 dwellings and would like to hear your thoughts.

These new properties will help to diversify the local housing stock in Wigan, with a wide variety of different homes available. This includes one bedroom apartments for young professionals, as well as larger two and three bedroom properties for those looking for more space. Many of these properties will also be available for rent, helping to open up the development to a wider range of prospective residents.

In line with the Tulach development, the proposals for the latest phase will bring forward an innovative development which boasts exemplar, modern living in all of our properties. Each home will be equipped with leading appliances, intelligently positioned to generate more living space, as well as large gardens for relaxing and socialising.

Our pedestrian-led streets, public green open spaces and excellent linkages to nearby leisure areas will foster a community that grows organically, where residents take pride in their neighbourhood and its appearance.

It is our ambition, through this latest phase of the redevelopment of Pemberton Colliery, to set the standard for new housebuilding in both Wigan and across the country and that is why we’re asking you, the people who understand the area the most, for your feedback.

Our public consultation ran from Thursday 14 September until Friday 29 September and thank you to everyone that shared their thoughts. We are now working through comments to help inform our proposals before we submit an application to the Council.

Site Background

The site lies south of a former coal mining site, known as Pemberton Colliery, which had several active pits in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The last pit was closed in 1966 and for decades the area was largely unused and remained that way until relatively recently, when the site was deemed a suitable location for development.

Here at Northstone, we understand the importance of recognising the heritage of a place. That is why nods to the Colliery’s history can be found throughout the existing Tulach development and in our proposal, for instance, King Pits Road and Queens Pit Road are named after former pits on within the Colliery.

Our Vision

Northstone is proposing to build 63 dwellings on land south of the existing Tulach development at the former Pemberton Colliery site. Take a look at our masterplan to see our visions for the site:

Site Masterplan

Our Plans Include:

A sustainable development for people to thrive, with exemplar, modern design at the heart of the scheme.

Homes tailored to meet local need, with 63 homes offering two and three bedroomed detached and semi-detached houses and one bedroom apartments.

A variety of tenures, including properties available for purchase and rent, which will help to diversify housing options for local people.

Homes built for the future with open space, high ceilings and large windows.

Smart technology to automate residents’ heating and lighting, reducing energy usage and making homes cheaper to run.

Connections into Wigan town centre via Pemberton Railway Station or the 352 bus.

Large gardens perfect for playing, entertaining and relaxing, as well as ample green open space planted with wildflowers and hedgerows, designed to encourage a sense of community.

A boost to the local economy, with job roles and apprenticeships offered to local traders, as well as increased footfall to supplement businesses and trades on Ormskirk Road, Warrington Road and Wigan town centre.

Virtual Exhibition

You can learn more about our proposals by exploring our virtual exhibition below. You can click, drag and move the screen to see different parts of our proposals. Click on a number to bring up an exhibition board.


Our adjoining development, Tulach, is currently underway and is providing a link road to connect Billinge Road to Smithy Brook roundabout as part of the wider M58 link road development scheme. As such, the primary point of access will be Queen Pit Road, providing excellent links to the M58 improvement corridor.

A Transport Assessment, a technical document which assesses any potential transport issues and identifies measures on how to mitigate these, has been undertaken by TTHC and will be submitted to Wigan Council alongside the planning application.

The site offers ample link to public transport. There are currently five bus services which route close to the site, operating regular services which terminate at Wigan Bus Station. For example, Ormskirk Road, situated just a fifteen minute walk away, offers the 352 and 395 bus service, which operate every 15 minutes and offer journeys into Wigan in under 15 minutes. From Wigan Bus Station, residents can then go onto reach destinations like Chorley, Bolton and the Trafford Centre, amongst others.

With the site sitting close to Pemberton Railway Station, Wigan can also be reached within five minutes via train. The line sits on the Manchester to Kirkby line, which offers hourly services that continue after Wigan to Manchester Victoria and Blackburn. In the opposite direction, the line runs to neighbouring villages before reaching Kirkby, where passengers can swap for trains to Liverpool and Southport.

Once in Wigan, passengers can swap to Wigan North Western, situated just across the road, which offers links to Warrington, Crewe, London Euston, Glasgow Central, Preston, Blackpool and Liverpool Lime Street.

We are committed to increasing biodiversity on site, both for the benefits of our residents and for wildlife. Our site will incorporate bat boxes, bird boxes, and hedgehog friendly fences throughout the site to encourage wildlife to make their homes here in Pemberton alongside their residents, supplemented by the planting of hedgerow, wildflowers and early maturing trees. In total, these measures will amount to a 10% gain in biodiversity locally.

A Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) and Outline Drainage Strategy have been prepared and will be submitted alongside our planning application. The FRA confirms that the site is located within Flood Zone X and is at very low risk from surface water and ground water flooding. Nevertheless, we have incorporated sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) throughout our site to remediate any potential risk of flooding.

A Noise Assessment has been prepared by Hann Tucker and will be submitted alongside our planning application. The scheme has been sensitively designed to ensure that no current or future residents experience excessive noise levels, even after the link road is opened up to traffic.

Your Views

Our proposals are about so much more than bricks and mortar. People are at the heart of everything we do and we believe in working together to help each other. We want to deliver a scheme that people can be proud of, and we want the local community to help shape our proposals.  That is why we are inviting you to have your say on our proposals.

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Register Your Interest

If you are interested in a new home, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please register your interest below and Northstone will keep you updated as the plans progress.

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About Northstone

At Northstone, our ambition is to create much more than a house. We strive to change residential landscapes for the better, creating exceptional spaces, stylish environments and communities where families thrive. We adapt, innovate, and regenerate, moving forward and pioneering, learning from our history and shaping the future of how we live.

Whilst we may appear to be a new home builder, we’re  part of Peel L&P, a family business that has been transforming places and people’s lives, particularly in the North of England, for over 40 years. Peel L&P is one of the region’s leading regeneration businesses and its ‘realising possibility’ approach spans a diverse property portfolio including infrastructure, transport, real estate, ports, airports, canals, shopping centres, tv/film studios, offices and industry.

As part of Peel L&P, we’re passionate about our heritage in the North, and we are proud to be part of a company responsible for some of the most transformational development projects in the UK today. We adopt a people first approach and think deeply about our homes, how people will live in them, and how to lessen our impact on the planet. We are the first homebuilder in the UK to become a Gold Member of The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, aiming to enhance biodiversity to the benefit of local wildlife and communities.

The New, New Build

We design & build communities for better living

Our approach goes beyond just building new homes, we build new communities. Don’t take our word for it though, watch the video below to hear from a family who has decided to make a Northstone house their home.