Guidelines & Standards for Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document February 2016

Closed 1 Apr 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016


The purpose of this guidance is to assist in the process of ensuring high quality residential development throughout the Borough.  It provides detailed guidance on:

  • Specific aspects of new residential development, such as bin storage and car parking space requirements;
  • Space standards for new residential developments, e.g. minimum distances between windows of neighbouring properties;
  • Extensions to existing dwellings; and
  • Specific kinds of residential development, such as barn conversions.


Why We Are Consulting

It is important, in developing the final version of the Guidelines & Standards for Residential Development SPD, to have the views of local residents, key stakeholders and other interested parties.

Where to view and how to comment

Electronic copies are available below (under related documents).  You can look at printed copies of the draft SPD in any of the boroughs libraries.

We would like your views on the draft SPD by Friday 1 April 2016.

Use the online form below is the easiest way to respond

Email comments to:

Post comments to: Strategic Planning Services, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

Need help? If you have any queries or problems in responding, please contact Strategic Planning emailing or telephone on 01706 924252.

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