With the recent publication by Rochdale Council of a Draft Site Allocations Plan [Sept 2108], we can see the direct effect on our Neighbourhood Area.
In terms of our Neighbourhood Plan Area there are only three proposals which directly affect the local community:
- AL/HOU/76 Land between the Norton Grange Hotel and Saxonholme Road
Whilst 14 houses are proposed here, planning permission has not been granted. This piece of land is regarded by RBC as a ‘brownfield site’
- AL/EMP/11 Stakehill Ind Estate – Finlan Road
This site within the Estate has always been a green space where wildlife is evident
- AL/EMP/25 Stakehill Ind Estate – Touchet Hall Road
Known as ‘Lowfields’, this is the former Sainsbury’s distribution depot. It has been vacant for over 10 years. A recent so-called ‘scoping’ application by Virador for use as a recycling plant was not pursued.
The Forum will be submitting comments on the sites listed above plus other proposals for Castleton & Middleton, and on the Draft Site Allocation Plan as a whole.
If you have any comments on the RBC Draft Site Allocation Plan and would like the Forum to include them in its submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org