Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Elsie Blundell, Aisling-Blaise Gallagher, Daniel Meredith, Aiza Rashid, Patricia Sullivan and Angela Smith.


Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


There were no declarations of interest.


Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.


There were no items for exclusion of press and public.


Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.


There were no items of urgent business received.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Members are requested to approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 6th December 2022.



That the minutes of the Rochdale South Township Committee held on the 6 December 2022 be approved as a correct record.


Open Forum

Half an hour has been set aside for members of the public to raise any issues relevant to the business of the Committee and the Township.


No members of the public were in attendance and no items were raised in the open forum.


Consultation on Maclure Road Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider a report on the Maclure Road Conservation Area Appraisal and proposed Management Plan.

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The Township Committee gave consideration to a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods in relation to the Maclure Road Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. The report sought approval from Members for a public consultation to take place on a draft conservation area appraisal and consultation strategy.


The Senior Project Officer, Rochdale Development Agency (RDA), was in attendance to present the report and addressed the questions of the Committee.


The Committee was advised that the Maclure Road Conservation Area was first designated in 2006, however there was currently no appraisal or management plan in place. These documents would provide opportunity to identify the areas and buildings of significance within the Conservation Area and identify opportunities for enhancement.


Members sought clarification regarding how residents would be contacted to ensure awareness throughout the community of the survey and potential implementation. It was advised that all properties within the Conservation area will receive a letter as well as there being the online survey which will also be open to the wider public. All communications would include information of in-person events and ways to contact.


The Committee expressed support for protecting the borough’s heritage sites and supported the proposal. Members also stressed the importance of the council abiding by the same building and planning restrictions that may be enforced upon residents and that residents should be treated equally and fairly.



1.    That the public consultation on the Maclure Road Conservation Area appraisal and the Maclure Road Conservation Area consultation strategy be approved.