Oldham Council is starting to prepare its Local Plan (LP) which involves asking residents how they think Oldham should develop in the future, helping manage future growth and development.
The LP contains planning policies that will be used as the basis for determining applications and identifies sites where developments should be built as well as areas for protection.
The Oldham LP will be part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
The Oldham LP will cover the following areas include:
• Sustainable development
• Natural environment
• Economy and employment
• Other Protected Open Land
• Built environment and heritage
• Green Belt
• Retail and town centres
• Transport and accessibility
• Climate change and flood risk
• Communities, health and well-being
• Open spaces, sports and recreation
During the early stage of the LP a report be produced setting out the main issues that the Plan should be seeking to address and the reasonable options for addressing these.
Oldham Council want to hear from you in terms of key planning issues and what should be the document’s main aims.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Oldham, and the region as a whole is changing, especially when it comes to employment patterns and job types, and if we are to play a leading role in a changing economy then our borough needs to reflect that.
“We know residents feel strongly about these issues so it’s important people get involved and have their say on the Local Plan.”
You can comment until August 21, 2017.
By Post to Strategic Planning and Information, Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods, Room 310, Level 3, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UH
All comments will be held by the Council and will be available to view publicly. Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information such as your postal and e-mail address will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.
Oldham Council maintains a database of consultees who wish to be kept informed about the Local Plan. In responding to this consultation your contact details will automatically be added to the consultation database (if not already held). If you do not want to be contacted about future Local Plan consultations please state this in your response