Decision details

Draft Lower Falinge Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Decision Maker: Rochdale North Township Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval to consult on a Draft Lower Falinge Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for A Thriving Economy / Director of Economy seeking approval for consultation for a minimum period of four weeks of the Draft Lower Falinge Supplementary Planning Document and seeking approval for delegation to the Head of Planning to make any final minor amendments to the draft Supplementary Planning Document prior to the commencement of the formal consultation period.


Alternatives considered

To not produce a Supplementary Planning Document could undermine a co-ordinated place making strategy for Lower Falinge; instead having to deal with this via stand-alone planning applications. Proposals for investment and development would have to be considered on a piecemeal basis, rehousing residents within the local area, close to their existing home and the Town Centre, would become challenging, and housing market failure will not be addressed. There was a risk that the opportunity for a significant number of new homes within this area, adjacent to the Town Centre, was not delivered.



1.    That the Draft Lower Falinge Supplementary Planning Document be approved for consultation.

2.    That the Head of Planning be approved to amend the document prior to consultation.


Reason for consultation

Supplementary Planning Documents build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on the policies in the Local Plan. Regulations 11 to 16 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 set out the requirements for producing SPDs. Regulation 12 requires that consultation is undertaken prior to the adoption of an SPD.

Report author: Wayne Poole

Publication date: 07/07/2021

Date of decision: 10/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/02/2021 - Rochdale North Township Committee

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