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August 5, 2019

Stephen Irvine, Head of Planning and Infrastructure at Oldham Metropolitan Borough, has been suspended from the council. According to Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Mr Irvine has been suspended from his duties whilst allegations of "gross misconduct" are investigated....

March 22, 2019

In short, these plans are nothing short of a disaster for Royton, and the north of the borough in general. We believe our appeal is a powerful and evidential riposte to the ill-conceived Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

March 15, 2019

The reason being given for releasing land from the greenbelt is that Oldham (and Greater Manchester at large) will run out of building land over the course of the 19-year Spacial Framework. Save Royton's Greenbelt has put this claim under forensic scrutiny and has...

March 14, 2019

The latest GMSF draft has increased Oldham’s target while lowering the target in every other district of Greater Manchester, despite the fact it predicts that fewer homes will be required in total than the 2016 draft.

March 13, 2019

With over 3 percent (2,893) of all homes in Oldham MB vacant as of 2017, Oldham has the worst record in the whole of Greater Manchester. And with nearly 40 percent of those ongoing, Oldham also has the worst record for long-term empty homes, which stands at 1,126 dwell...

March 12, 2019

The Local Housing Need (LHN) for each borough or city across the country is established by a standardised independent methodology. In theory, each area should make enough housing provision available to accommodate their housing needs. However, as is apparent from the g...

March 11, 2019

The physical scale of land mass isn’t the only important factor in analyzing the greenbelt allocations. The distribution of plot allocations is also an important consideration due to the impact on local infrastructure. Considering those allocations that transgress Royt...

March 10, 2019

Across Oldham MB, 352 ha (hectares) of greenbelt will be built on. Royton, Shaw & Crompton and Chadderton North (44 ha) will lose 255 ha of greenbelt between them accounting for approximately 75 percent of Oldham's greenbelt loss and over 10 percent of the Greater...

March 2, 2019

Throughout much of the debate surrounding the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework, much has been made of the “Tory target” i.e. a mandated housing target that Greater Manchester must meet. The big question though is does it even exist?

February 19, 2019

SAVE ROYTON’S GREENBELT FAMILY DEMONSTRATION WALK SUNDAY 3rd MARCH 2019. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US TO LET THE AUTHORITIES KNOW THEY CANNOT STEAL OUR OPEN COUNTRYSIDE.

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