Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Forum October 2015

Closed 30 Nov 2015

Opened 16 Oct 2015


A community group in Rooley Moor has expressed their intention to produce a neighbourhood plan for the Rooley Moor area, and have therefore formally applied for the designation of a neighbourhood forum.

If the Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Forum is made, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

Established under the Localism Act 2011, 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 higher level of growth as proposed in a local authority's Local Plan.  It will also be used when assessing any planning application with the designated area.


Why your views matter

In accordance with regulation 9 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Rochdale Borough Council is inviting representations on the proposed neighbourhood forum application for its designation of a neighbourhood area.

Where to view and how to comment

Electronic copies are available below (under related documents). 

  • The name of the proposed neighbourhood forum;
  • A copy of the written constitution of the proposed neighbourhood forum;
  • The name of the neighbourhood area to which the application relates and a map which identifies the area;
  • The contact details of at least one member of the proposed neighbourhood forum to be made public under regulations 9 and 10; and
  • A statement which explains how the proposed neighbourhood forum meets the conditions contained in section 61F (5) of the 1990 Act.

We would like your views on the Rooley Moor neighbourhood forum by Monday 30 November 2015.

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 the Strategic Planning Service emailing or telephone on 01706 924252.

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What happens next

The Council will consider the representations received from the consultation and subject to approval, the neighbourhood forumwill be designated.  Once the neighbourhood forum is designated, the forum can formally start preparing the neighbourhood plan.


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