Wigan Council has committed £2.4m to make significant improvements to the flash, to help it become more accessible and inclusive for all.
The Council aims to produce a positive and thoughtful plan to bring people and nature together in a considered way.
Wigan Council says this is integral to their future vision for Pennington Flash Nature Reserve and an ambition which is supported by Natural England, whose purpose is to help protect and restore our natural world.
A Council spokesperson said:
“Following feedback from residents and representations for the ward councillors of Leigh South – and subsequent discussions with key local groups, we have amended the licensing application for the new café at Pennington Flash.
“The revised licensing application now covers only the cafe and outside decking area for the sale of alcohol up until 10pm. The café and outside decking area will ensure residents and visitors can enjoy all that Pennington Flash has to offer to its fullest.
“Nature will always remain the key priority at the heart of Pennington Flash and we would like to reassure residents that protecting our wildlife and greenspaces is incredibly important to us.
“All future events will be assessed for potential ecological and ornithological impact in conjunction with key stakeholders such as Leigh Ornithological Society.”