Build new shops on Gaiety site, urges Westhoughton councillor

David Wilkinson at the Gaiety snooker hall site
David Wilkinson at the Gaiety snooker hall site

Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson has urged the landowner of the former Gaiety snooker hall site to keep the site for new shops rather than building the houses he has permission for.

The site has permission for two rows of terraced houses after Labour councillors backed the plans.

But since permission was granted the town’s economy has continued to grow with the opening of The Beer School, Koo Bar Cafe and now The Card Factory.

David said: “I would hope that the multi-millionaire owner of this site now recognises that our town centre is growing and this is a prime location which would be ideal for new retail units.”

One comment

  1. Surely there is room for more dedicated shops on Market St other than hair dressers/barbers/fast food or charity shops then I for one am in complete favour. As it stands I am not sure exactly what type of retail outlets are proposed or planned, lets face it everyone we all know Labours intent to rape every spare piece of land in our much loved Westhoughton as has been proved in the past and with a complete disregard for the people of Westhoughton and their views and many objections laid before the planning people and as always to no avail whatsoever.
    So please keep up efforts to build retail outlets which have been lost from our Market Street over the years.

    Les Wareing (Mr)

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