Local Residents Defend The Greenbelt

Shocked resident heard of the extent of proposed Greenbelt loss in the revised GMSF on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at a meeting in Thornham Cricket Club.

Many were shocked to hear that the revised GMSF plan is still looking at taking a large area of local Greenbelt.

The local allocation [GM 2 Stakehill] if it goes ahead, will see the building of 900 new houses and an extra 250,000sq metres of industrial units swallowing up the fields around Chesham Estate, Slattocks and Stakehill. The area stretches across to Chadderton leaving a ‘corridor’ of Greenbelt between Thornham Lane and the A627M  link road.

Comment of the revised GMSF  – GMSF Consultation

View maps of the area   GMSF allocations map 2019

Revised GMSF Consultation

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which comprises the 10 local Councils, will shortly publish the much awaited consultation to the revised GMSF.

Every local resident will be able to comment on the plan between 21st January until 18th March, a period of eight weeks.

Comments can be made online [details to follow] or in writing. 

Before you send in your comments

Please come along to our local community meeting:

Read what MPs representing Greater Manchester constituencies have to so about the revised plan:


Help Stop Fly Tipping

Anyone using the local lanes, footpaths and bridleways will have seen piles of fly tipping from time to time [see photos below]. Nobody likes it.

Usually it happens under cover of darkness so the perpetrators aren’t seen. We suspect most of this is done by:

 – unscrupulous builders who don’t want to pay at Council tips. 

–  drug growers needing to get rid of old plants.

For some reason, ordinary household waste is dumped – why?
Are people using a company vehicle to dump their household waste?

Local tips have long opening hours:
Rochdale waste disposal/recycling centres
Oldham waste disposal/recycling centres


Please take photos of fly tipping and a note of the location, then report it to the Council.

Depending on the location, click the Rochdale or Oldham link below:

Rochdale – Fly tipping

Oldham – Fly tipping

Further information :  Nation Fly Tipping Prevention Group


Survey Form – Prize Draw Winner

Many thanks to all those of you who completed the TSJNF Survey, whether that was on the paper copy posted through your door or the online version.

Well  the winner of the Prize Draw, worth £150 – a 3 month membership of the Mercure Norton Grange Gym is…

Mr Stephen Broughton

The winner was drawn by ballot from those who completed the survey, today, by Councillor Billy Sheerin, Castleton Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Rochdale Borough Council 

Many thanks to Councillor Sheerin for his time and also Rama, the Manager at the Norton Grange for providing the prize. Very  much appreciated.


A Breath of Fresh Air is Important

The need to get away from choked-up roads when we can is vital to protect our health and those of our families.

If there was ever the need to prove why local Greenbelt must be protected, then here it is.

Air Quality in Greater Manchester

But is the solution to introduce charging zones for traffic? 

Take a look at the Greater Manchester Clean Air Campaign  . The trouble with this is that it doesn’t include motorways.