Russell Homes set for go-ahead in Rochdale

Russell Homes’ application for 96 homes on land off New Road in Littleborough is set to be granted permission at Rochdale Council’s planning committee on 27 November.

The site already has outline application for 110 homes, but this detailed application is for a lower density than previously sought.

The application for the 15.6-acre site includes 53 four-bedroom, 35 three-bedroom, and eight two-bedroom homes, of which 15 will be affordable. There are also 255 car parking spaces proposed.

Approval is subject to a Section 106 Agreement including an education contribution of £462,000 is also sought.

There have been 14 letters of objection raised against the scheme, including arguments that local infrastructure will not be able to support the development; that it will cause additional traffic; and that three and four bedroom houses should not be classed as affordable.

Nevertheless, Rochdale’s planning officers have recommended the scheme be approved when its planning committee meets next week. Officers said “the proposed development is considered to sympathetically integrate itself into the existing urban grain of the surrounding area” and will “provide an attractive, relatively green and spacious, modern housing scheme with ample public open space and connections to neighbouring developments.”

Barton Willmore is the planning consultant, MSPL is the architect, RSK is the engineering consultant and Trevor Bridge Associates the landscape designer.

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What are they doing about the homelessNess in Rochdale been on waiting list but Rochdale council not got an consider about that

By Anonymous

Built on the flood plain

By Anonymous

This area is flood plain and will exacerbate flood risk in an area already prone to natural flooding.
Development here is barmy.

By Vera Stokes

What prices are they ranging from

By Mrs Fawley

Derrr… seems a wee bit pointless building 96 homes when only 15 will be affordable !!! Change the figures to 53 two bedroom homes…all affordable, 35 three bedroom homes…all affordable and eight 4 bedroom homes divided into flats…..all affordable.

By Anne Shilton

Engineering advances will sort out the flooding.. there is a steam and pond built with full flood plans that work submitted..

This will be nice addition to the village where people with rose tinted glasses there is abundance of family homes…

As for the affordable housing comment..
there is an abundance of 2/3 bed homes available in the area..

What about people who can afford more, want 4 beds, a garage and garden.. they are in demand in this area. This brings affluence to the area and 96 houses does not have very much impact on local services and traffic..

In contrast where I work in Preston, 3000 homes are being built.. that what causes impact.

By Anonymous

Dont know how they think people will get in doctors already wait 2 to 3 weeks for a pre booked one

By Disgusted person

Whoever buys a house on this estate will need a lot of sandbags and a boat

By Jan

A pond on a family estate dangerous!!! This area is already congestion in rush hours which incidentally start at 730 on and again at 3 not 4 or 5 like said in the meeting.

By Anonymous

You cant get in and out of littleborough now! Typical rochdale council a common sense free zone

By Anonymous

@anonymous. Ponds aren’t a danger if they’re properly fenced off. There are three family estates being built in my town with ponds. Just looking for excuses..

By Matt C

I live on nearby Featherstall Road and I am already very concerned about the local traffic issues. Rush hour is by no means that round here. More homes mean more cars. How will we cope?!

By Jane Payton

On the red border lines it appears to block off Stubley Lane halfway down. Isn’t it a public footpath? Many of us locals enjoy the links Stubley Lane gives us to New Road Farm and to the canal via the steps. Surely the Lane must be external to the site!!

By Jane Payton

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