Public invited to comment as consultation on final Saddleworth School plans starts

Saddleworth School sign smallerA NEW Saddleworth School in Diggle is one step closer as some of the final planning applications have been submitted.

Oldham Council has received planning applications for the demolition of buildings at the W.H. Shaw Pallet site and for highways works associated with the existing planning application for the new Saddleworth School.

Amended plans have now been received in respect of the current planning application for the school.

In addition, the listed building consent application for the demolition of the link bridge between the Clock Tower and the old industrial buildings has been withdrawn and resubmitted.

A new/amended Environmental Statement has been received that applies to all of the applications relating to this proposed development and updates the one previously submitted in support of the school planning application.

Now, a statutory 21-day public consultation period has started on December 23, 2015.

Residents and interested parties cam view the applications, the Environmental Statement and other supporting documents online.

The public can submit comments online or by writing to: Neighbourhoods Directorate, Planning and Infrastructure, Development Management, PO Box 30, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham. OL1 1UQ.

If you have already commented on the school application, there is no need to re-submit but you can make additional comments.

Copies of the plans can also be viewed at the Saddleworth Parish Council offices during normal hours of opening and at the Civic Centre.

Please note some council services will be restricted over the festive period. To find out more information visit their website.


One Reply to “Public invited to comment as consultation on final Saddleworth School plans starts”

  1. The traffic system proposed is not viable, it will require a complete bypass road in and out of the proposed site. We have been told by the company involved that this is private land and would be too expensive. Also over the Christmas period there was substantial flooding of the land proposed for the building of the school. This just spells disaster for the future of any school built there and possible a safety hazard for pupils.

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