Next Steps

We still have a long way to go before we can finalise our proposals for College Bank and Lower Falinge, but we have taken some important steps recently. As our proposals progress we will have a clearer idea of timescales and we will let the local community know when we have this information.

In the meantime, here’s a summary of what has happened over the past few months and what we’ll be doing next:

  • Moving Forward with the Residents Deal; the independent recommendation – Our independent advisor, Helen Nicol has now completed her report and has made a number of recommendations following the feedback she has received from residents. More details about the Resident’s Deal and how you can get involved to progress these recommendations can be found here.
  • Serving of Initial Demolition Notices at Lower Falinge. On Monday 23rd July 2018, we knocked on the doors of all residents of Lower Falinge whose homes are affected by the demolition proposals to hand over their Initial Demolition Notice. We had already visited in April 2018 to let people know we would be delivering them. Along with the formal notice, we included a letter and an information sheet providing further explanation, together with details of how to get in touch with RBH for support or advice.
  • We’ve submitted a planning application for the next phase of development at Lower Falinge. In August 2018, we submitted the planning application for the next phase of development at Lower Falinge. The application includes detailed information on how the area will be designed, including the green and open spaces; the layout and number of new homes as well as the materials used to build them. The information boards that were presented at our last Community Workshop can be found here.

Next steps

  • Continuing to work with Rochdale Council. We have been working closely with Rochdale Council to include our proposals for College Bank and Lower Falinge  in their planning documents.
  • We will continue to work with the community to develop our proposals for College Bank and Lower Falinge further. Including developing the resident side commitments of the Residents’ Deal.
  • We will continue to hold our informal weekly drop-in sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.
  • We will continue to hold our community workshops and consultation events to make sure we keep you informed and  to get your thoughts and feedback on the proposals as they progress so that we can develop the detail together.
  • We will continue to actively seek funding to support the Masterplan work. The funding could be from the Government, the private sector and from RBH’s own resources.

Have Your Say

Now find out how you can get in touch with us and have your say about the proposals.