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.

Closed Consultations

  • Revised Local List for Validation of Planning Applications July 2020

    Local Planning Authorities are required to publish a list of information they require to validate planning applications. This validation list is comprised of two components; the national requirements, including the application form, the fee, certificates etc., and the specific local validation... More

    Closed 14 September 2020

  • Towns Fund Public Consultation 2020

    Last September, Rochdale was named as one of a 101 places in the UK to share in the £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which aims to ‘support towns to build prosperous futures’. Rochdale will benefit from a new ‘Town Deal’, which aims to boost towns through improving transport, broadband... More

    Closed 14 September 2020

  • Transforming Services – Rochdale Adult Care Prevention Services

    We are proud of the adult care services we deliver across the borough that are delivered to vulnerable adults and young people. Our high-quality range of provision support hundreds of residents with a directly provided service, day in day out. To ensure our services continue to be provided to... More

    Closed 14 September 2020

  • Licensing Act 2003: Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026

    We are reviewing our Statement of Licensing Policy under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003. The Statement details the policy considerations to be applied in response to licence applications for the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated... More

    Closed 11 September 2020

  • Rochdale residents: have your say on new council ward boundaries

    We are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Rochdale. The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 60 councillors in the future. We are now drawing up a new pattern of wards to... More

    Closed 31 August 2020

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