Catley Lane Head Conservation Area Consultation

Closed 9 Aug 2017

Opened 13 Jul 2017


Catley Lane Head is considered to be an area of historic and architectural interest worthy of preservation and enhancement. The production of a draft conservation area appraisal has established the intrinsic heritage value of the area and its setting.  Local consultation and feedback will support the appraisal resulting in a comprehensive document that will assist the council when assessing development proposals through the planning process. The 28 day consultation period will take place from the 13th July until 9th August.

The vernacular architecture and landscape in Catley Lane Head reflects the historic industries and evolution of this rural hamlet, including terraced housing, setted roads, mill ponds and farmland. The historic Cotton Famine Road is a predominant feature of the proposed conservation area. The conservation area designation was recommended by the Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Association.

A Conservation Area is an area of special historic or architectural interest. Conservation area appraisals have a key role in the regeneration of local areas through defining what is significant and valued about an area, identifying opportunities for enhancement and informing future development so positive changes can be achieved.

Public consultation

If you would like to comment on the documents, please  write to Kaija-Luisa Kurik at  or alternatively send a letter by post to Planning Services, Number One Riverside,  Rochdale OL16 1XU.

If you wish to discuss the proposal during the consultation period please contact Sue Oakley on 01706 924378 or

The closing date for comments is 9th August 2017. Comments will be reported to the Township Committee where a final decision on designation of the Catley Lane Head Conservation Area will be taken.


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