The Conservative Government has continued its attack on public green spaces with a new consultation on ‘right to regenerate’, which proposes that “inefficient use of public sector land” should be challenged, and used to build developments. The Government is suggesting that the current right to contest – which gives local authorities the right to refuse […]

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Planning applications: week commencing 22 February

by samalhamdani on 23 February, 2021

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to “give carers a break”, by giving councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break. More than 24,322 people in Oldham are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the Covid pandemic. In a letter […]

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Planning applications: week commencing 15/02/21

by samalhamdani on 15 February, 2021

5 Thornley Close, Grotton, Oldham OL4 5QU (HOU/346225/21): Single storey rear extension 5 Thornley Crescent, Grotton, Oldham OL4 5QX (HOU/346251/21): Proposed extensions to create two storey dwelling, including alterations to access.

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Roadworks on Lane Head, Knowls Lane and Thornley Lane

by samalhamdani on 9 February, 2021

A series of works are planning starting February 15 for a combination of retaining wall works on Lane Head Road in Lees (seven weeks), and gas works on Thornley Lane in Grotton (15 days).

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Abrahams approach to tax doesn’t add up

by samalhamdani on 8 February, 2021

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams opposition to taxing online giants such as Amazon on Politics North West this weekend has been criticised by Oldham Councillor and tax campaigner Sam Al-Hamdani. When asked if she would support proposals to introduce an online sales tax, intended to combat tax avoidance and raise money for the […]

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Planning applications: week commencing 08/02/21

by samalhamdani on 8 February, 2021

21 Pineway, Lees, Oldham OL4 3DU (HOU/346065/21): Single storey side and rear extension, two storey side and rear extensions and pitched roof to existing flat roof at front.

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 30 January, 2021

High Street, Lees (Elliot St to Church St). Two way signals. 01/02/21–03/021/21. Highway reinstatement works. Oldham Road, Grotton (from the junction with Grotton Hollow to the junction with Station Road). Two way signals. 02/02/21. United Utilities works.

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 13 January, 2021

Huddersfield Road, Lees (junction of Stamford Road, Lees to opposite no. 737). Two way signals, off peak (9.30–15.30). 20/01/21–22/01/21. Virgin Media works. Rhodes Hill, Lees (outside no. 41). Two way signals.

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Planning applications: week commencing January 4

by samalhamdani on 11 January, 2021

Land At Buckley Street, Lees, Oldham OL4 5AS (FUL/345895/20): Erection of 4 no. residential dwellings. Lees Brook Mill, Lees Road, Oldham OL4 5JL (FUL/345918/20): Proposed rooftop telecommunications upgrade and associated ancillary works.

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