Consultation update and next steps

Thank you to everyone that came to our workshop before Christmas to view and discuss the latest information on our proposals for College Bank and Lower Falinge. A summary of the feedback we received will be available on this website shortly.

In the meantime, we are using your comments to help us develop more detail, including the type and design of the new homes, improvements to retained homes, investment in the wider neighbourhood and facilities.

We will then be organising another workshop within the coming months to show this information to the local community and to gather more feedback.

All of the information and comments received at this stage will be used to develop a ‘detailed planning application’ for the next phase of development at Lower Falinge. This will include information on how the area would be designed, green and open spaces, the layout and number of new homes as well as the materials used to build them.

Residents will be invited to view the details of this planning application before it is submitted, which we anticipate will be in Spring 2018.

We will also be preparing an ‘outline planning application’ for the wider development area at Lower Falinge. This will set out the principles of future development, so will include high level information only.

The outline planning application is due to be submitted later this year and will involve more consultation with the local community over the coming months. If this is approved by Rochdale Borough Council, we will then need to work up more detailed information and also get this approved by the planning department.

View our “next steps” summary page.