Huddersfield Road, Redrow, p planning docs

Geoff Perry Associates designed the Oldham scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Oldham approves 70 homes

Redrow Homes can get to work to deliver 64 houses and six apartments off Huddersfield Road following the green light from councillors at last Thursday’s planning meeting.

Geoff Perry Associates designed the scheme, which will see the construction of 70 homes featuring six one-bedroom apartments, as well as 18 three-, 37 four-, and nine five-bedroom houses.

Under the terms of the approval, around 13% of the project would be affordable housing as detailed in a Section 106 agreement.

Residents will be provided with a total of 204 car parking spaces and 66 cycle spaces.

The eight-acre site neighbours the £25m Saddleworth School. The land is currently vacant following the closure and subsequent demolition of Shaw Pallet Works in 2006.

Contractor WRT was granted planning permission to build 77 homes there last year, however plans never materialised.

Ryan & May is the planning consultant for Redrow’s scheme. Also on the project team are transport consultant Hydrock, noise consultant PDA, and landscape architect Trevor Bridge Associates. Delta Simons is advising on flood risk and drainage strategy.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number FUL/349826/22 on Oldham Council’s planning portal.

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Not my scheme, but I think that the application provided 13% affordable housing. Arguably still not enough, but just for accuracy.

By Mark Aylward (ATP)

    Hi Mark – thanks for alerting us to the error regarding the planning condition for affordable housing. The story has been corrected. Best – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

The land may have been owned by Shaws but where the houses are to be built is a green field site and as far as I am aware has never had buildings onit.

By Ralph Oakes-Garnett

I live nearby, the site where these houses are to be built is actually a greenfield site, but the school was built on the old factory which is next door

By Anonymous

    Thank you for pointing this out. Sorry for this error, it has now been amended. The mistake was made by misreading a council report. S

    By Sophie Rennie

Yaaay more concrete in the ground. More people. More cars. Same amount of declining space and facilities. Well done 👏

By Dave

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