About the evidence base for local planning policies
We collect evidence to help us create our local planning policies.
The evidence we collect includes surveys, statistics, assessments, consultation responses and government requirements.
Why we have an evidence base
The planning decisions we make have to be based on evidence.
Whether it's the number of houses we need or the type of transport we will require in the future, evidence is essential to help us work out the future needs of Rochdale borough.
How you can use the evidence base
You may wish to use the documents in the evidence base to support your comments on the proposed plans, policies and planning applications.