Consultation on draft Allocations Plan

Closed 5 Nov 2018

Opened 10 Sep 2018


The Council is carrying out a Regulation 18 consultation on the draft Allocations Plan Development Plan Document (Allocations Plan). This provides an opportunity to comment on the policies, allocations and designations proposed in the draft Allocations Plan. As part of the consultation we are also seeking comments on a number of background documents which can be found listed below.

The Allocations Plan will propose detailed planning policies, area designations and site allocations for specific types of development to meet the boroughs needs up to 2028 as set out in the Core Strategy. This will include identifying sites to deliver the new homes and employment land required over the plan period.  It provides the details needed to demonstrate how the spatial vision, strategic objectives and scale of growth outlined in the Core Strategy will be delivered.

The following documents are available to view and comment on as part of this consultation:

Draft Allocations Plan

Public Notice

Draft Allocations Map Book – the draft Allocations Map Book provides plans of the allocations and designations proposed within the draft Allocations Plan. (Please note this is a large document. If you wish to view the plans individually you can do so here – ).

Integrated Assessment – the Integrated Assessment is a statutory requirement to assess the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Allocations Plan.

Habitat Regulations Assessment – the Habitat Regulations Assessment assesses the implications of the Allocations Plan on the European designated sites, habitats and species in the Borough.

Consultation Statement – the Consultation Statement provides a summary of the comments and sites received during the last Regulation 18 consultation and Call for Sites exercise and the Council’s response to any key issues identified.

The consultation runs from the 10 September 2018 to 5 November 2018. All comments must be received by midnight on 5 November 2018.

Comments can be made:

Please note that copies of all comments received will be made available for public inspection and therefore cannot be treated as confidential.

Future Local Plan Consultations

Rochdale Council maintains a database of consultees who wish to be kept informed about the Local Plan. If you would like to be registered on this database and updated on future consultations please contact the Strategic Planning Team:

  • by e-mail to 
  • by post to Planning & Development, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
  • by telephone at 01706 924252

The policies within the Draft Allocations Plan identifies sites and/or areas that can be viewed in the Draft Allocations Map Book. Therefore both of these documents should be read together.

What Happens Next

The policies within this document identify sites and/or areas that can be viewed in the Draft Allocations Map Book uner related documents. Therefore both of these documents should be read together.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Planning Service