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Planning applications: week commencing August 3

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

Two applications this week: 9 Thornley Crescent, Grotton (HH/345145/20). Two storey side extension including new gable end roof and external balcony area with glass balustrade and extension of the rear dormer. Land at Knowls Lane, Oldham (MMA/344723/20). Variation of Conditions 8 (landscaping management) and amendments to approved plans within condition 13 (link road plans) to […]

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New application for Knowls Lane (Save Our Valleys)

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

The application to update the Knowls Lane planning permission has returned to the Oldham planning portal – at a very odd time. Despite the judicial review on the initial application having been heard, but not yet reported, developers Russell Homes have decided to go ahead with their updated application. It should be noted that with the […]

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Planning rule changes mean more substandard housing

by samalhamdani on 28 July, 2020

Changes to permitted development announced by the Government mean that far more substandard houses are likely to be built in the UK over the next few years. Sam Al-Hamdani, the shadow cabinet member for Housing and Homelessness on Oldham Council said: “We cannot abandon housing standards for the sake of getting these extra houses. The […]

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Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Mark Kenyon has discovered that Oldham Council’s budget for disabled parking spaces is only enough to provide five this year, even though the Council now has a backlog of 122 residents waiting, after none were provided last year. He said: “Residents should be told what is going on when they are […]

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Planning applications

by samalhamdani on 22 July, 2020

202 Oldham Road, Grotton (HH/345123/20): two storey rear extension 9 Thornley Lane, Grotton (HH/345055/20): front and rear dormers and first floor extension to front; new single storey side extension, and new sub-basement to rear

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After a blunder on the dates for the public to respond to a planning application at the former Fytton Arms pub led to the application having to be deferred in the middle of the meeting, it has emerged that other similar problems have been happening in recent weeks.  Mark Kenyon, a Liberal Democrat campaigner in […]

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Planning applications

by samalhamdani on 14 July, 2020

Week starting 13 July: 27 Station Road, Grotton; single storey side extension 14 Hollins Avenue, Lees; single storey side extenstion 616 Lees Road, Lees; extension to existing shop, first-floor office and store, along with alterations to car parking and turning area

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How do we stop modern slums in Greater Manchester?

by samalhamdani on 7 July, 2020

Oldham Liberal Democrat Councillors Sam Al-Hamdani and Hazel Gloster will pose this question when they propose a related motion at the next full meeting of Oldham Council (15 July). Councillors Al-Hamdani and Gloster are seeking a guarantee that any new homes that are built in the Borough have natural light and a minimum space standard. […]

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Planning applications

by samalhamdani on 22 June, 2020

Week starting June 22. 1 application; replacing a conservatory with a single storey extension on Chimes Court.

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Planning applications

by samalhamdani on 1 June, 2020

Week starting June 1: 1 application: 6 Astbury Close, Springhead, OL4 4SL Reference: HH/344898/20Two storey side extension, single storey rear and hardstanding to front parking

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