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

  • Revised Statement of Community Involvement July 2020

    The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out the ways in which the local community, businesses and key organisations can get involved in both the planning application process and key stages in the preparation of different parts of the local plan and other planning policy documents... More

    Closes 24 August 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

    Closes 31 August 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

    Closes 11 September 2020

  • 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

    Closes 14 September 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Play Area Strategy Consultation

    The play area strategy recognises the importance of play provision facilities across the borough and the role they play in developing skills, reducing risk of childhood obesity and promoting good physical health and wellbeing for all. Key elements of this strategy are: ... More

    Closed 1 August 2020

  • Consultation on the new Edgar Wood Academy at Birch / Bowlee in Middleton.

    Rochdale Borough Council is now undertaking pre-application consultation in relation to an outline planning application that will shortly be submitted for a new secondary school. Proposals have been developed for the selected site following public engagement and the site was approved by the... More

    Closed 13 July 2020

  • GM:Understanding the impact of the Coronavirus on voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE)

    *The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is sharing this survey on behalf of Greater Manchester Poverty Action .* The Coronavirus (also known as the COVID-19) is having a huge impact across Greater Manchester, and in particular Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) network.... More

    Closed 30 April 2020

  • GM:Understanding the impact of Coronavirus on food banks, clubs, pantries and other food providers

    *The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is sharing this survey on behalf of Greater Manchester Poverty Action .* The Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is having a huge impact across Greater Manchester, and in particular Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) network.... More

    Closed 30 April 2020

  • Indoor Built Sports Facility Strategy

    The strategy sets a long term vision for indoor built sports facilities across the Borough that positions its contribution towards the wider strategic outcomes for the Borough. The strategy provides an informed position of current indoor sports facility supply and identifies key... More

    Closed 17 March 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