Decision details

Neighbourhoods Rochdale Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval from Cabinet to accept Brownfield Land Funding, the submission of the planning application, and agree to the designs of the scheme


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy which sought approval for the acceptance of funding from Brownfield Land Funding for the proposed ‘Neighbourhood Rochdale’ housing development at Drake Street and Oldham Road (Central Retail Park).


Alternatives considered

To not accept the funding or current designs.



1.    That the £3.76m Brownfield Land Funding offer to support the residential development be approved.

2.    That the RIBA Stage 3 designs of the scheme be approved subject to confirmation of the financial viability of the scheme as a whole.

3.    That the Assistant Director (Legal, Governance & Workforce) be authorised to enter into any legal agreements necessary to give effect to this decision in consultation with the Cabinet member for Economy and the Director of Economy and the Director of Resources.


Reason for resolution

In order to ensure timely delivery of Neighbourhood Rochdale, it is expedient to accept the GM Brownfield Land Funding and make progress on the scheme design.

Report author: Gary Davies

Publication date: 29/07/2021

Date of decision: 29/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2021 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents: