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The Draft Oldham Local Plan consultation deadline was extended to Sunday 25 February 2024 - This consultation is now closed

The Draft Local Plan contains a vision for Oldham based on a set of plan objectives and draft planning policies covering a wide range of topic areas.

It has been informed by comments collected from two consultations previously run by the Council, ongoing studies and pieces of evidence work.

Previous consultations

The Draft Local Plan follows two consultations, previously run by the Council:

Comments received to the Issues and Options consultation and the Council’s response can be found in the Issues and Options Comments and Response schedule.

A summary of consultations carried out to date and how these have complied with the council's Statement of Community Involvement is set out below in the Consultation Statement.

Draft Local Plan Documents

To inform the Draft Local Plan the following documents have also been prepared:

In addition to the above, the Council has prepared the following to accompany the consultation:


Topic Papers

Topic Papers have been prepared on the key themes below and reflect the chapters in the Draft Local Plan.

For each theme, these papers provide detail on the national, regional and local policy context, the key issues that have been identified through the consultation and engagement that has been carried out, evidence informing it, the proposed approach and reasons for its selection, and details of further work that may be required.

Additional Site Allocations Appendix papers

Where to view the Draft Local Plan

You can view and comment on the process of the Draft Local Plan, by visiting the Draft Local Plan Consultation:

Hard copies of the Draft Local Plan and supporting documents can be found at Access Oldham reception at the Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham and libraires across Oldham:

Comment on the Draft Local Plan

We'd like to hear your views on the proposed vision, plan objectives, planning policies, designations and site allocations in the Draft Local Plan.

The comments we receive back will help inform the next stage of the plan – the Publication Stage.

We are currently out to consultation on the Draft Oldham Local Plan Document. 

The consultation dates are taking place for a period of 6 weeks, from Wednesday 10 January to Sunday 25 February 2024. 

Comments can be emailed to:

Or sent in writing to:

Strategic Planning and Information
Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods
Room 310, Level 3,
Civic Centre
West Street,
OL1 1UH.

Face to face consultation

Drop-in sessions have also been arranged on the following dates:

Monday 29 January 
3pm until 7pm - Shaw Lifelong Learning Centre, High Street, Shaw, OL2 8TB

Monday 29 January
3pm until 7pm - Chadderton Library and Wellbeing Centre, Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW

Wednesday 31 January 
10am until 7pm - Performance Space, Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

Thursday 1 February 
3pm until 7pm - Whitekirk Hall, Failsworth Town Hall, Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 0FJ,

Thursday 1 February
3pm until 7pm - Council chamber, Uppermill Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AE

Closing date for comments

Comments on the Draft Local Plan, and/or its supporting documents, must be received by:

  • 11:59pm, 25 February 2024

How your comments will be held

Please note all comments will be held by the council and will be available to view publicly.

Comments cannot be treated as confidential.

Your personal information, such as your postal and e-mail address, will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.

After the consultation

At the end of the consultation we will review all the comments that have been submitted.

The feedback we get during the consultation will help to further shape and develop the Draft Local Plan.

We will then move to the next stage of the Local Plan Review (Publication Stage) where the council will issue a final draft of the Local Plan for formal consultation.  

Privacy notice

Details of our data protection commitments can be found within our Privacy Notice - Strategic Planning and Information

Join the planning policy mailing list

If you would like to be kept up to date on developments with the Local Plan you can join the planning policy mailing list.

For more details visit the planning policy consultation page: