This estimated £15m investment would deliver a range of executive and family homes ideal for growing families and downsizers, in-keeping with the character of Diggle village and to meet local need.
We want the local community to help shape these proposals, so WRT have launched a public consultation so residents can have their say. We will consider all feedback before any application is submitted to Oldham Council.
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We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about our proposals for homes off Huddersfield Road. This section includes information about the project, the consultation and timeframes for completion of the project. Please read the FAQs section before submitting your feedback form.
The site is located off Huddersfield Road adjacent to the new Saddleworth School site.
The Southern portion of the residential development is accessed via the access road which also serves the school, whilst the Northern section has its own access directly off Huddersfield.
This site is allocated for employment uses under the previous Oldham Unitary Development Plan and this allocation has been carried over to the current Joint Core Strategy ((reference SEA8 – Shaw Pallets). Despite this allocation, the site has not come forward for any of its allocated uses. It has been identified by the Council as suitable for residential development in their Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.
We are proposing 78 homes in a range of executive, family homes and starter homes, ideal for growing families, downsizers and young people taking their first step on the housing ladder. The proposed homes would reflect the surrounding properties in style and be in-keeping with the rest of Diggle village.
The proposals will include affordable housing the exact number of dwellings and tenure type will be agreed with Oldham Council.
Find out more about key aspects of the proposals, a masterplan of the proposed scheme and a project timeline.
78 new homes: a range of executive and family properties ideal for growing families and downsizers, in-keeping with the character of Diggle village.
Reducing traffic pinch-points at peak times on Huddersfield Road with two access roads.
Helping Saddleworth to meet its housing requirements on a site long-established for development.
Close proximity to bus and walking routes to promote sustainable travel.
Build scheduled to start 2021, coinciding with Saddleworth School project, limiting development time in the area.
Designed with consideration of the adjacent listed building.
Our vision for the development is high-quality homes designed to reflect the prestige and appearance of Diggle. We use high-quality materials and local contractors where possible to deliver homes in-keeping with the nearby community.
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