First Choice Homes are proposing to build two houses on the land opposite Diggle Chippy. As this is one of the few green spaces left in the centre of the village the DCA feels it is important to retain it for community use.

The proposal is to build two, three bedroomed houses with off road parking on the land.  They have support from the Housing Corporation who have accepted there is a need in the area. It has not gone as far as planning and they want to involve whoever is likely to be affected by the proposals.

Stuart Coleman, Chairman of the Diggle Community Association, says, “It is important to speak out if we want to continue to have a say in what happens in and to our village. If you agree/disagree with the DCA that this development should not take place then please attend the consultation and make your views and opinions known.”

Invitation to Diggle residents to attend the consultation:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: FCHO New Build consultation event, (Diggle)

First Choice Homes have been supported by the Homes and Communities Agency to construct 2 new homes within the Diggle area located at Huddersfield Road, Diggle. We are therefore pleased to invite you to attend a consultation session to be held at the venue, date and time below. The consultation session will enable you to view our Architects plans and layouts from which any comments or views would be gratefully received.

This has been scheduled as follows:-

Date: 10th October 2012

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Venue: Diggle Band Club, Bankfield House, Huddersfield Road, Diggle, Oldham, Lancashire, OL3 5PJ

Representatives from First Choice Homes and our appointed Architects (Triangle) will be on hand during the event to answer any queries you may have regarding this matter.

This event will be held in the form of a drop-in session, so please feel free to attend at your leisure anytime between 5:30-7:30pm.

We look forward to meeting you on the day.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Leach

Assets & Development Officer



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