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Torus Jumping for Joy over Latest Planning Decision at Frog Lane

July 21st 2021

The North West’s largest provider of affordable housing, Torus, is celebrating being awarded planning permission to build 60 new homes in Wigan.

All available via Affordable Rent, 56 3-bedroom houses and 4 2-bedroom houses will be built on the Frog Lane site, regenerating the brownfield site and bolstering access to truly affordable housing in the area.

Giving local people the chance to hop into a pad all of their own, the £7 million Frog Lane development will start on site this summer in partnership with Lane End Group.

Collaborating with Lane End once again, this is the fourth development Torus has undertaken with the contracting developer, which amounts to a total of 355 homes built in the region.

Discussing the scheme, Director of Developments & Sales, Steve Alcock, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Lane End once again and building homes that meet a highlighted need in the area.”

Adding to the £36 million investment Torus is already making in Wigan, Frog Lane is the latest scheme in the groups portfolio and joins Plank Lane and Hallbrook Gardens, which are already contributing 242 homes to the area – all available via Shared Ownership, Rent to Buy and Affordable Rent.

Steve continues:

“We are committed to working with key strategic partners to affect real change in communities across the North West and build homes which are genuinely affordable. Through offering a range of tenures and products, we are giving people options that work for them, which is a vital component in collaborating to fix the national housing crisis.

“Frog Lane is the latest in the long line of a number of developments which shows how we are building for the future and helping people in our communities live safely, comfortably and ultimately affordably.”

Richard Harrison, MD of Lane End Group, comments:

“Lane End are thrilled to once again partner with Torus to create exemplary, affordable housing solutions for the local community in Wigan.

“We strive to create the most effective portfolio of housing solutions for the local community to bring about positive change in the area, and the Frog Lane development will regenerate the brownfield site to provide safe, comfortable, modern homes for the local people.

“As a group, we are committed to creating homes that enhance communities and are delighted to work with Torus again to bring an additional 60 new homes to the area.”