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Wigan & Bolton Growth Corridor

The development of the Wigan & Bolton Growth Corridor will provide radial transport infrastructure across Wigan and Bolton.  The development of a quality bus corridor, motorway link road and enhanced rail, will connect residents to employment and skills opportunities within the Boroughs and across Greater Manchester.

In line with residents needs and aspirations, c.12,000 new quality homes will be created.  These will include family homes, and will be delivered across the distinctive communities with access to green space.

Building on the corridor’s existing strengths and strategic transport links, employment growth will be driven by logistics, manufacturing (notably food) and distribution.

Health Innovation opportunities will be realised through the delivery of the Greater Manchester Health Innovation Campus linked to the Royal Bolton Hospital.

The Wigan & Bolton Growth Corridor will provide for the development and resetting of the images of both Boroughs as places to live, work and invest. The development will be delivered drawing on distinctive cultural assets and improved sustainable transport choices including delivering a new station in Golborne to link communities to the south through the Wigan rail hub, as well as developing the case for a future Wigan HS2 station as a major driver of long-term growth in the town centre.

As with all the growth locations the Corridor will be delivered to provide opportunities to drive the benefits of economic growth into more of our communities.

Aerial view of Hulton, a road and fields
Aerial view of roads, and residential and commercial buildings in Westhoughton