Planning applications: week commencing November 30

by samalhamdani on 1 December, 2020

41 Rhodes Hill, Lees, Oldham OL4 5EA (FUL/345795/20): Change of use from Ground floor shop and first floor flat to 1no. dwelling house, with rear dormer and new front wall and fence.

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Council needs to plan properly for 20mph limits

by samalhamdani on 30 November, 2020

Having finally listened to Liberal Democrat calls for 20mph speed limits in Saddleworth’s villages, Oldham Council now needs to introduce fair and transparent guidelines for when they will be considered – and think ahead on what is happening when the current 18 month orders to implement them run out, says Liberal Democrat Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani. A […]

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Following the last meeting of Oldham Council (11 Nov), the Liberal Democrats have received confirmation that the Council will be taking the recommendations of the Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and applying them to Oldham Council and its Safeguarding. The Council will also ensure that the findings of the independent investigation into allegations […]

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Council fails to deliver equality objectives again

by samalhamdani on 20 November, 2020

Oldham Council has again failed to deliver its new equality objectives and strategy – with them not being ready in time for the November Council meeting. The Council had a statutory obligation to renew the objectives at the start of 2020 – well before any delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but delayed them, claiming that they […]

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Saddleworth Liberal Democrat councillors Garth Harkness and Sam Al-Hamdani have expressed disappointment at local Conservative Leader Councillor John Hudson who said that councillors supporting a motion for 20MPH speed limits across the borough on residential roads were “talking c**p”. Liberal Democrats proposed a motion on 4th November 2020 to seek in principle to implement a borough-wide 20 […]

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Planning applications: week commencing November 9

by samalhamdani on 11 November, 2020

Lane Head Road, Oldham (FUL/345575/20): Demolition of existing 4 buildings and construction of single dwelling. 40 Stonebreaks Road, Springhead, Oldham OL4 4BZ (HOU/345652/20): Proposed rear decking area.

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 11 November, 2020

Huddersfield Road, Lees (outside no. 651). Stop-go boards. 20/11/20 (one day). United Utilities works. Mayfield Avenue, Springhead (full length). Road closure. 02/11/20–13/11/20. Highway resurfacing.

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 4 November, 2020

Oldham Road, Grotton (from the junction with Grotton Hollow to the junction with Station Rd). Multi-way signals. 09/11/20 (one day). United Utilities works. Mayfield Avenue, Springhead (full length). Road closure. 02/11/20–13/11/20. Highway resurfacing.

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Planning applications: week commencing November 2

by samalhamdani on 3 November, 2020

1 Ashbrook Road, Springhead, Oldham OL4 5SA (HOU/345532/20): Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory. 33 Brookside Avenue, Grotton, Oldham OL4 4LH (HOU/345541/20): Single storey side extension and a first floor front extension. 7 Rhodes Avenue, Lees, Oldham OL4 5DU (HOU/345587/20): Proposed front dormer, alterations to the rear elevation openings and rear decking […]

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Pouring good asphalt after bad

by samalhamdani on 30 October, 2020

Despite nearly 40 potholes in a half mile stretch of Thornley Lane, Grotton, the road won’t be resurfaced until at least 2022, a local Liberal Democrat campaigner has found.  Mark Kenyon said: “I followed up on a complaint from a local resident, and decided to survey the entire road rather than just report one pothole. […]

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