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The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is proposing the building of THOUSANDS OF HOUSES on Royton's greenbelt. The proposal includes the following:

  • Beal Valley – 480 homes

  • Broadbent Moss – 1,450 homes and 21,720sqm employment floorspace

  • Cowlishaw – 460 homes

  • Hanging Chadder – 260 homes

  • Thornham Old Road – 600 homes

In addition to the above, there is also the Stakehill development (adjacent to Tandle Hill) straddling Castleton and North Chadderton which will invariably have an impact on Royton residents. This development will provide 900 homes and 250,000sqm employment floorspace​.

The greenbelt allocations proposed for development by the GMSF can be viewed in the interactive viewer below. The map can be controlled using the integrated drag and zoom features to zone in on the areas of interest.

The relevant GMSF policy for each site allocation in Oldham Metropolitan Borough can be loaded automatically into the viewer by clicking on the site name, or manually by scrolling through the document.  If you need to zoom in to read the document it is recommended that you use your browser zoom feature because the one built into the document resets after you turn over the page.


The full draft of the Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment can be downloaded in PDF format from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website by clicking here. A physical copy can also be viewed at Oldham Civic Centre or your local library. Concept plans for Beal Valley, Broadbent Moss, Cowlishaw, Hanging Chadder, Kingsway South and Robert Fletchers can be downloaded from our website by clicking on the PDF symbols.