Places for Everyone plan

Changes to the plan

We’ve made some changes to the plan after consultations in 2016 and 2019.

  • The Kingsway South allocation in Rochdale, which proposed 182 homes and 130,980 square metres of employment space on land south of junction 21, has now been removed from the plan, retaining 80 hectares of green belt.
  • Green Belt loss has been reduced further. 60.3 per cent of the borough will remain in the green belt if this version of the plan is adopted. If all the sites proposed in this draft plan are developed, Rochdale borough would still have a higher proportion of green belt than any other borough in Greater Manchester.
  • We’ve identified a potential residential relief road between Smithy Bridge Road and Albert Royds Street to address traffic issues and support the delivery of new homes in this part of the borough. 
  • The number of homes at the Northern Gateway site, junctions 18 and 19 of the M62, has been reduced from 1,600 to 1,200. The employment space has been reduced from 600,000 square metres to 350,000 square metres.
  • The number of new homes proposed at the Stakehill site has increased from 900 to 1,680. The employment space has been reduced from 100,000 square metres to 35,000 square metres.
  • The proposal for Trows Farm in Castleton is now for the creation of around 550 new homes instead of 360. We've also identified an alternative site for a new primary school within the area.
  • The number of homes proposed for the Roch Valley, close to Smithy Bridge railway station, has reduced slightly, from 210 to 200 new homes.