Pre-consultation for new Greenfield Primary extend after computer glitch

A computer glitch has forced red faced Oldham Council bosses to extend the pre-consultation process for another contentious Saddleworth school re-development.

Greenfield Primary School

Council chiefs want to almost double the size of Greenfield Primary School on its current Shaw Street site, filling some of the extra places with children from outside the borough.

Now, the Council has had to increase the time limit for discussion on their proposals for historic Greenfield Primary.

The plans for the school – nicknamed ‘son of Saddleworth School – have been dogged with delays during 2016.

It appears now the consultation website was not accessible during the consultation period.

As a result, parents and residents have until Friday, October 7 to air their views on the development that will see Shaw Street grow from 210 places to 420 by 2018.

To log views on the plans go to or email

The Council wants to build a two-storey school on the site of the current playing fields and demolish the existing school to create new playing fields.


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