Save Royton's Greenbelt has been successful in saving Hanging Chadder and Thornham Old Road from development (pending Government inspection), but the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is still proposing to build of THOUSANDS OF HOUSES on Royton's Green Belt. The latest proposal includes the following:
Beal Valley – 480 homes
Broadbent Moss – 1,450 homes and 21,720 sqm employment floorspace
Cowlishaw – 460 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 1,680 homes and 150,000 sqm 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.