2. Highways consultation

The proposed development of a new Saddleworth School in Diggle means that the developer, Interserve, will have to submit a planning application to Oldham Council. 

Details of the plans can be found here www.newsaddleworthschool.co.uk.

The consultation is now closed. Thank you to members of the public that responded to the consultation. Further updates about the new Saddleworth School will continue to be published on the council website.

The public can also make formal comments once the planning application has been submitted to the local authority.

The Council will consider the ideas for the future use of the clock tower that were submitted during the consultation period and identify those that may enable funding to be secured for its restoration and sustainable future use.

Highways options 

The new school will result in changes to the highway in Diggle.

Oldham Council has put forward the following four options for consideration:
All options include:
  • improvements to the junction of Huddersfield Road with Standedge Road
  • widening of footpaths 
  • measures to slow traffic along Huddersfield Road

It should be noted that these are just proposals at this stage. The council will consider other ideas and suggestions to inform the final design from the feedback received at the consultation.