To: Wigan Council

Save Oaklands Home - Lowton

Save Oaklands Home - Lowton

Re-consider the plans to build 28 new homes on the current site of this incredible building.

Why is this important?

Lowton is a village full of history, caring people and a strong sense of local community. Part of our heritage is in our historic buildings, yet once again we're in danger of losing another incredible building. The Oaklands Home (Heskesth Medow/Newton Road) is in the verge of falling into the hands of the money minded and greedy. Recently it came to light that Wigan Council plan to obliterate the home in way for 28 new houses, adding to the already troublsome conditions of traffic in the area. The house is believed to be from around c1850's-c1870's, serving as a residence, a Childerns home and most recently, Wigan & Leigh young cares centre. The building was also left to the people of Lowton, as well as the trees being protected under a conservation act. If the council accept the planning permsion, they're being ignorant to the will and right of the people. I hope you can all join me in the disparity of the situation and in oppositing this decision. For the past, present and future of Lowton. Thank you.

Reasons for signing

  • Too many historic buildings in the area have been lost over the years. This should stop now. There are enough private houses in the Lowton area, surely there must be a use for this building which would benefit the community.
  • Once it's gone, it's gone. They're destroying our heritage.
  • We have enough houses in Lowton.


2018-10-08 15:35:10 +0100


2018-10-07 16:14:24 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-10-07 15:12:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-10-07 13:33:56 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-10-07 13:01:19 +0100

10 signatures reached