Keep me informed about the Local Plan

Complete the Local Plan mailing list consent form via the Objective Portal or download a hard copy to add your name to the mailing list to stay informed and have your say on Oldham’s Local Plan and other relevant documents.

Your details will not be confidential, but they will only be used for informing you about stages in the preparation of the Local Plan and other relevant documents.

If you would like your details removed from the mailing list, please contact the Strategic Planning and Information team in writing or by email at

Register for online submissions

All formal Local Plan (formerly the Local Development Framework) consultation documents are available online.

Submitting your comments online helps speed up the preparation of the Local Development Framework and reduces the amount of paper used.

Draft Statement of Community Involvement

The Council is consulting on the draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI outlines when and how we will engage the community in the preparation of the Local Plan and other planning documents. It outlines how we will provide guidance and assistance to neighbourhood planning groups. It also sets out how the community will be consulted on planning applications.

The SCI is supported by an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) which looks at the potential impact of the SCI on equalities groups.

Comments must be received by 5pm on 25 October 2018.

The consultation has now closed

Local Plan Review

Oldham Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the borough. This will replace the existing Local Plan (the ‘Joint Core Strategy and Development Management Development Plan Document’), which was adopted November 2011.

Views were sought during summer 2017 on what people think the Local Plan should contain and what are the key planning issues for Oldham.

There will be further stages of consultaion as the review of the Local Plan progresses.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

We are working with the nine other local authorities in Greater Manchester to develop a new spatial framework.  Details regarding future consultations can be found on the GMCA website

Data Protection

Details of our core data protection and commitments are set out in the council's primary privacy notice and service privacy notice for Strategic Planning and Information are both available on the council's data protection web pages.

Oldham Council data protection information

Strategic Planning and Information privacy notice

Please note

  • Oldham Council is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Comments cannot be treated as confidential.
  • Personal information provided as part of a representation cannot be treated as confidential as the Council is obliged to make all representations available for public inspection. If you choose to make a representation you will be regarded by the Council as having consented to that representation being made available for public inspection. All comments received will also be made available via the internet, along with the name of the person who submitted them. Your address will not generally be available via the internet if you submit your comments electronically through our Objective consultation portal. In addition, you should note that any documents, plans etc, you submit to accompany your comments may also be made available via the internet. If you are using the Objective consultation portal to supply supporting documents, please make sure you do not include email addresses, telephone numbers or signatures on the supporting document. If we receive supporting documents containing email addresses, telephone numbers or signatures, we will endeavour to remove them. If your postal address is shown on any accompanying documents provided, though, then this will also be accessible via the internet.