Garth Harkness

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North Ward on Oldham Council Learn more

Alternative plan- Chew Brook Vale (Fletchers) Greenfield

by Garth Harkness on 16 December, 2020

At the Oldham council meeting on 16th December 2020 Councillor Garth Harkness asked:

Given that the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework proposals for Oldham will now have to be redrawn or an alternate Local Plan adopted, I would like to draw the Leader’s attention to the merits of the Chew Valley Green Belt Action Group’s Alternative Plan for GMSF Site 15 – the Fletchers Mill site.  This would deliver the required housing on the derelict Fletchers Mill site, and save the remaining undeveloped Green Belt in the Chew Valley. 

Given this Council’s stated policy is to develop on Brownfield first, this plan appears to be worth exploring. Can I therefore ask the Leader if he will agree to Council officers working with the Action Group to bring these proposals forward as part of the new plan?

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