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Residents given more time to have their say on ambitious homes plan

22 December 2016


​​​​A consultation on a plan which could more than double the number of houses being built each year and provide around 20,000 new jobs within Rochdale borough is being extended, to give residents and businesses more time to share their views.

The Greater Manchester spatial framework (GMSF) sets out how authorities across the city region hope to use land over the next 20 years to meet growing demand for housing and create new employment opportunities. A public consultation on the plan, which started on 31 October 2016, has now been extended until 11.59pm on Monday January 16 2017.

'GMSF could enable construction of 775 new homes a year in the Rochdale borough'

The GMSF, which aims to boost investment and growth, could enable the construction of 775 new homes each year in the Rochdale borough, close to double the current housebuilding rate of 460.   

A number of new drop-in events have also been organised to allow people to talk to planners about the proposals in more detail.

Drop-in sessions organised for Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale in January 2016

They will take place at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 9 January 2017, 5pm-6pm - Phoenix Centre, Heywood
  • Tuesday 10 January 2017, 5pm-6pm - Number One Riverside, Rochdale​
  • Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5pm-6pm - Number One Riverside, Rochdale
  • Thursday 12 January 2017, 5pm-6pm - Middleton Arena, Middleton

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