Residents are invited to comment on community proposals to designate a neighbourhood area and neighbourhood forum for Chadderton.
A residents’ group, The New Chadderton Partnership, has submitted the application.
The proposed neighbourhood area covers the three Chadderton wards - Chadderton North, Chadderton Central and Chadderton South.
If approved, a neighbourhood area and forum designation, will allow The New Chadderton Partnership to begin to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the neighbourhood area of Chadderton or Neighbourhood Development Order for a specific part of the neighbourhood area.
Neighbourhood plans allow communities to have more influence and control over their local area to ensure they get the right type of development for their neighbourhood. However, they cannot influence or block development set out previously by the Local Plan or any emerging Local Plans.
Cllr Hannah Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is an opportunity to have your say and I encourage anyone with an interest in the future development of Chadderton to view the proposals and submit feedback.”
The proposals include the applications, a map, a summary of the forum members and the group’s constitution, and can be viewed online at www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200585/local_plan/1825/consultation
Alternatively, paper copies are available to view at Chadderton Library. You can also view them at the Civic Centre’s Rochdale Road Reception by appointment. Call 0161 770 4105 to arrange.
The council is inviting comments on the applications from today (Monday 29 November) until Monday 10 January 2022.
You can comment online at https://oldham-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/oc/planning/spi/ncp
If you are unable to comment online, you can email your comments to SPI.Consultations@oldham.gov.uk or post them to:
Strategic Planning and Information
Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods
Room 310, Level 3, Civic Centre