Littleborough Neighbourhood Area Consultation

Closed 30 Apr 2013

Opened 20 Mar 2013

Results Updated 31 May 2013

On the 21 May 2013, the Littleborough Neighbourhood Area was designated by Pennines Township as a Neighbourhood Planning Area.  See attachment relating to the summary of consultation responses.

As a next step, a group may come together by representing the neighbourhood area and make an application for a neighbourhood forum.



Littleborough Civic Trust have expressed their intention, either as a forum or in conjunction with other interested parties, to produce a neighbourhood plan for the Littleborough area, and have therefore formally applied for the designation of a neighbourhood area.

Background information

The Localism Act 2011 created a range of measures to provide more power to local communities.  This included allowing local communities to guide future development within their local area through the production of a neighbourhood plan.

Neighbourhood plans provide the opportunity for local communities to play a greater role in determining the future of their area.  A neighbourhood plan can outline policies on the development and allocate land for development within the designated neighbourhood area, and will propose the same or a higher level of growth as proposed in a local authority's Local Plan.  It will also be used when assessing any planning application within the designated area.

Consultation documents

The application for the designation of a neighbourhood area in Littleborough comprises the following:

  • a map identifying the proposed neighbourhood area;
  • a statement explaining why the area is appropriate to be designated as a neighbourhood area; and
  • a statement explaining that the body making the area application (prospective neighbourhood forum) is capable of being a qualifying body.


You can view and download these documents in the related documents section below.

Public consultation

In accordance with Regulation 6 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Rochdale Borough Council is inviting representations on the proposed neighbourhood area application for its designation of a neighbourhood area.  The consultation period ends at 5pm on 30 April 2013.

Representations should be made by completing the form below and posting or emailing it back to:

Post to:

Directorate of Economy and Environment

Planning Services

Number One Riverside

Smith Street


OL16 1XU

Email to:

If you have any further queries about neighbourhood planning or this consultation please contact Sohida Banu on 01706 924364. For more information about Littleborough Civic Trust then please visit

Next steps

The Council will consider the representations received from the consultation and subject to approval, the neighbourhood Area will be designated.  Once the Neighbourhood Area is designated, an application for a Neighbourhood Forum will then be submitted for designation.

Further information on neighbourhood planning can be found on:


  • All Areas


  • All People
  • Children & Young People
  • Invitees


  • Strategic Planning