Rochdale Borough Council Consultation Hub

Whether you live, work or travel in Rochdale Borough, we encourage you to have your say. Here you can find and participate in consultations that we run. The council will take your views into consideration when we make important decisions.

You can also read what people said about past decisions and see how we used those views to change our services.

Open Consultations

  • Rochdale Town Centre Vision

    Rochdale has been on a journey to reinvent its town centre and much has been achieved over the past ten years. The award winning River Roch re-opening has uncovered a historic packhorse bridge and protected properties across the town centre from flooding. Europe's first transport... More

    Closes 15 May 2021

  • Survey 1: For people that have experienced domestic abuse

    Rochdale Council is conducting a needs assessment to help us understand more about the domestic abuse in our borough. All surveys are anonymous so your name or contact details. We will use the information to help us provide services that we need locally. If you have experienced domestic... More

    Closes 26 May 2021

  • Survey 2: For people that have been abusive in their relationships

    Rochdale Council is conducting a needs assessment to help us understand more about the domestic abuse in our borough. All surveys are anonymous so your name or contact details. We will use the information to help us provide services that we need locally. If you have experienced domestic... More

    Closes 26 May 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Draft Rochdale Station Area Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

    The proposed Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will provide a development strategy for the Rochdale Station area. It outlines potential development opportunities within the area to support the continued regeneration and renewal of the area. The SPD will provide further detailed planning... More

    Closed 8 April 2021

  • Draft Lower Falinge Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

    The proposed Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will provide a development strategy for the Lower Falinge area. It outlines potential development opportunities within the area including options for the scale and mix of future proposals on a number of different sites. The SPD will provide... More

    Closed 26 March 2021

  • Children and Young People’s Emotional and Mental Health Services Consultation

    Do you have views on children’s health services in Rochdale? NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG), Rochdale Borough Council (RBC) and our partners are planning the services we will need to buy and deliver to children and young... More

    Closed 1 March 2021

  • Dippy Feedback

    Dippy, the famous Diplodocus from London’s Natural History Museum, has had a wonderful stay with us in the North West, welcoming over 120,000 visitors, including 8,000 children from schools in Rochdale and the wider region. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve loved seeing the... More

    Closed 28 February 2021

  • Castleton Phase 1 – BeeNetwork Walking & Cycling

    Rochdale Borough Council welcomes you to our Castleton Phase 1 – BeeNetwork Walking & Cycling Virtual Public Consultation. You can view the latest scheme designs, visualisations & other relevant information by hovering over each information button. You can also submit... More

    Closed 22 February 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

Why residents might not be using their brown food and garden waste bins after analysis by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority found that 20 per cent of general waste collected in our borough was food waste.

You said

The survey found that 96 per cent of Rochdale residents felt that they understood how food and garden waste bins should be used whilst 10 per cent of respondents admitted to throwing away their food waste into the general waste bin. A number of residents stated that they used a combination of both bins to dispose of unwanted food.

Most residents surveyed said that they throw away food that is inedible, such as potato peelings, tea bags and banana skins. However, 51 per cent also said that they disposed of food that was out of date, with around one to three plates of food thrown out per resident per week.

14 per cent of residents told us that they did not always recycle their food waste as they think it is unhygienic, dirty or smell.

We did

This information will now be used to inform communications campaigns to encourage residents who sometimes use the wrong bin to always dispose of their food waste correctly and to specifically target those who never use their brown bin.

 

We asked

Do you agree with the Neighbourhood Area?

You said

Yes

We did

The Neighbourhood Area is now a Designated Neighbourhood Area

We asked

Do you agree with the Neighbourhood Forum?

You said

Yes

We did

The Neighbourhood Forum is now a Designated Neighbourhood Forum