About the Unitary Development Plan
Oldham Council adopted the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) on 14 July 2006. At the time the UDP policies were automatically ‘saved’ for a period of three years under the 2004 Planning Act.
The Secretary of State, in May 2009, agreed to extend the life of the UDP policies until they are replaced by the relevant part of the Local Plan.
Most of the 'saved' UDP policies have now been superseded by the Core Strategy and Development Management Polices Development Plan Document (LDF DPD), the GM Waste Plan and the GM Minerals Plan.
Following a review of the existing Local Plan and adoption of the emerging Places for Everyone Joint DPD the remaining ‘saved’ UDP policies, including allocations, will be replaced where appropriate or not taken forward.