RED, GREEN AND BLUE
IN 2030, THE BOROUGH OF WIGAN IS KNOWN FOR BEAUTIFUL GREEN AND BLUE SPACES, BOTH NATURAL AND MANMADE. WE ARE KNOWN FOR OUR CUTTING EDGE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS. THROUGH AN INTELLIGENT AND WIDELY SUPPORTED BOROUGH-WIDE PLAN, THESE GREAT ASSETS HAVE BEEN CONNECTED AND TURNED INTO AN ICONIC AND WELL KNOWN MAGNET FOR NEW RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES.
Our environment has been shaped from our history, the red brick of our heritage buildings, the blue of our canal network and the green of our open countryside, parks and flashes.
RE-INVENTION and protection
But we don’t live in the past, and our environment is shaping our future. We have protected what makes us different, we have adapted to the needs of our future – cleaner air, safer and cleaner transportation and quality housing.
Our space is reinvented but not unrecognisable; waterways are now places people want to live alongside, enjoy leisure time and use to get around.
Empty heritage buildings are now home to new business, culture and leisure activities.
We have not created linear communities. Housing has been developed that responds to need and quality. The mix is vital too. We have created balanced communities where young people, older people, single households and families can all live together.
quality will define us
Our quality of life is defined by our surroundings; beauty, air, space and connection will always be central to our success.