Greenfield and Greenbelt site at Shaw's Pallet Works, Diggle  (Photo: Paul Marsh)

SEA8: Greenfield and Greenbelt site at Shaw’s Pallet Works, Diggle (Photo: Paul Marsh)

OMBC Local Site Allocations

Have your say on how Saddleworth’s sites should be developed/protected. There are only five working days left for the public to comment on how sites should be used in the future

Currently Oldham Council are going through the process of updating the Local Plan for the borough. It is a document called the Site Allocations Development Plan and will allocate land for development or protection in the borough.

There is a consultation stage at the moment until 5.00pm on the 21st February 2014 requesting comments from Oldham residents. Also, there is a public meeting with the Joint sub committee of the Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership and Saddleworth Parish Council  on Tuesday 18th February from 6.00pm to 8.00pm in the Civic Hall Uppermill.

The consultation is looking at all sites in Oldham and Saddleworth and many of the existing sites are being reassessed for different uses. So if you want to comment on how Saddleworth’s land sites should be developed or protected, this is your chance. If you want to influence how Saddleworth will look in the future, get involved and have a say. 

At the last Diggle Community Association meeting, the five proposed sites up for reassessment in Diggle – Shaw’s Pallet Works, Wharf Mill, Ward Lane and Harrop Court Mill – were discussed and are included their details below.

The Save Diggle Action Goup, who are opposed to the building of a new Saddleworth Secondary School on a ‘Greenfield Site’ in Diggle, have created a standard letter which addresses the site  allocation earmarked for the new school. If you would like to comment using this or your own letter, be sure to include your name and address, and sign and date the letter.

Any comments need to be received by Oldham before 5.00pm on the 21st February 2014.

See Oldham Council’s website for all site allocations for Saddleworth and Lees and other Local Plan consultations.

If you wish to comment on sites in your area, you can do so by writing to the following address LDF Team, Level 3, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UH.



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