Planning approval has now been received for two sites in Wigan, totalling 53 houses for Great Places Housing Group. Challenging site conditions dictated the design, with layouts having to accommodate large easements for sewers and gas mains. In addition account had to be taken of the presence of Japanese Knotweed, flood zones, newts, and even a potential mine shaft in and around the sites. The houses themselves have been designed to be low maintenance and are intended as a modern interpretation of nearby Victorian terraced housing. Work on site is due to start in spring 2015 with Southdale Construction being the chosen contractor.