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Neighbourhood plans

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Made Neighbourhood Plans

The following 'referendum version' neighbourhood plans have been 'made' part of the statutory development plan for that neighbourhood area.


Chapel Decision Statement (152KB)

Chapel Neighbourhood Plan


Bradwell Decision Statement (162KB)

Bradwell Neighbourhood Plan


Leekfrith Decision Statement

Leekfrith Neighbourhood Plan


Dore Decision Statement

Dore Neighbourhood Plan

Holme Valley

Holme Valley Decision Statement

Holme Valley Neighbourhood Plan


Brampton Decision Statement

Brampton Neighbourhood Plan

Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge Decision Statement

Whaley Bridge Neighbourhood Plan

Draft Neighbourhood Plans

Local planning authorities may give weight to relevant policies in emerging plans according to:

(a) the stage of preparation of the emerging plan (the more advanced its preparation, the greater the weight that may be given)

(b) the extent to which there are unresolved objections to relevant policies (the less significant the unresolved objections, the greater the weight that may be given)

(c) the degree of consistency of the relevant policies in the emerging plan to the National Planning Policy Framework (the closer the policies in the emerging plan to the policies in the Framework, the greater the weight that may be given).

Where the local planning authority has issued a decision statement (as set out under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) detailing its intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, that plan can be given significant weight in decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application.


The designation of the Saddleworth Neighbourhood Plan area was approved by the Authority at Planning Committee on 11th November 2016. It was also approved by Oldham Council on 21st November 2016 and Decision Notice issued. The Neighbourhood Plan area is as shown on this map.  Further information can be found on Oldham Council's website.


Regulation 14 consultation.


Post examination withdrawal statement.

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