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Local Plan consultation opens for Oldham residents

People in Oldham are being given the chance to have their say about how the town should develop.

Oldham council is preparing a new Local Plan – a document which will guide and manage growth and developments, such as housing, the local economy and community facilities, up to 2039.

Cllr Elaine Taylor said: “The Local Plan is a really important document that will shape the future of Oldham for the next 15 years, including how we make decisions on planning applications.

“The home you live in, the building where you work, your local supermarket – all of these developments at some point will have been through the planning process.

“Planning affects many aspects of our lives, and this consultation is an opportunity for you tell us what you think about the policies in the Draft Plan and to help shape the future of your town.”

The Local Plan includes policies to protect the environment, address climate change and increase accessibility for all residents. It will also help to develop supporting infrastructure, such as transport, education and utilities.

You can share your views on a wide range of topics including:

  • Built environment
  • Climate change and flood risk
  • Communities
  • Employment and economy
  • Housing
  • Natural environment
  • Transport

The Local Plan is being prepared alongside Places for Everyone (PfE) – the long-term plan of nine Greater Manchester councils for jobs, homes and sustainable growth.

The Draft Local Plan Consultation is open now until February 21.

The easiest way to have your say is by taking part online via the consultation portal, Big Oldham Conversation.

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