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Greengate is a well established industrial location. Credit: planning documents

Oldham unanimously approves 80,000 sq ft industrial

Applicant Gemshaw can move forward with plans to construct two employment buildings within the Greengate Industrial Estate in Middleton.

Oldham Council signed off the proposal during its planning committee meeting on 21 September, in line with officer recommendation. While no one objected to the plans, there were concerns shared about the scheme’s plan to remove 126 trees. Gemshaw said it would replace the lost trees with 153 new ones.

Located south of Greenside Way, the project centres on two buildings. These are being designed to be suitable for use as offices, research laboratories, or warehouses.

The larger of the two would have a gross internal floor area of 54,340 sq ft, while the smaller’s would be 24,330 sq ft. Together, the two would be nearly 80,000 sq ft.

Each facility would have its own car park, providing a total of 138 spaces. This figure includes 10 disabled bays. There would also be space to store 50 cycles.

Gemshaw estimates the finished project could generate up to 150 jobs in the area.

Roman Summer Associates submitted the plans on behalf of Gemshaw. Bate and Taylor Architects designed the proposals.

The project team also included Geocon Site Investigations, Delta Simons, BWB, AEC, Shearstone Mechanical, Amenity Tree Care, and SCP.

The application reference number for the plans is FUL/348818/22 with Oldham Council.

The project had initially been on the agenda for the planning committee meeting on 14 September, but that meeting was postponed until 21 September.

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The replanting of the trees must be ensured.
Ideally semi mature trees to reduce the failure rate and indigenous planting.

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