FIND OUT more about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’s development plans for Saddleworth at a public drop-in session on Monday, November 21 at the Civic hall in Uppermill from 4.30–6.30pm.
The proposals seek to build 227,000 properties in the next two decades across the region, with Oldham contributing 13,700 new homes with a yearly target of 685.
Robert Fletcher’s Mill in Greenfield has been earmarked for 100 holiday lodges and 120 new homes to “maximise the tourism potential and take full advantage of the site’s unique location in a sensitive and appropriate way.”
The supporting document says of the plans: “the site provides the potential to provide a range of high quality housing in an attractive and desirable rural location.
“It also provides an opportunity to enhance Oldham’s housing offer and contribute to meeting Oldham’s housing need.
“Due to the scenic location of the site, it should be an attractive location for larger and bespoke housing, providing a distinctive offer to the borough’s housing market.”
Public consultation on all Saddleworth and Oldham sites is now open. Overall GMSF consultation is open until December 23 with feedback possible online, email to GMSF@agma.gov.uk or write to Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, P O Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA