Oldham Council buys Spindles shopping centre to provide catalyst for town centre recovery

OLDHAM Council has bought the Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, safeguarding an important town centre building and paving the way for a new Tommyfield Market, homes and businesses. The purchase will be a catalyst…

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200-home Stonebreaks development planned for protected green space in Springhead

By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter CONTROVERSIAL plans have been lodged which could see up to 200 homes built on a former quarry site and…

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Saddleworth Parish Council recommends refusal for 265 home-development for second time

REFUSAL should be given to plans for 265 homes and a link road in Lees, Springhead and Grotton, says Saddleworth Parish Council’s planning committee –…

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Campaigners continue battle to save valleys as planning refusal is appealed

FROM children splashing in the streams to dog walkers enjoying the fresh air and open landscapes, the green valleys in Springhead, Lees and Grotton are…

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Former council leader adds voice to objections against Spatial Framework development plans

A FORMER leader of Oldham Council is adding his voice to the objections against extensive development plans in Greenfield. Richard Knowles is backing campaigners who…

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Campaigning to re-start after appeal against rejection of Knowls Lane housing plan

Campaigners opposing plans for a huge homes development at Knowls Lane, Lees have called a public meeting on Thursday, April 25 to discuss the implications…

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