Places for Everyone plan


We’ve secured external funding to support major infrastructure improvements, which include:

  • £23 million for the delivery of a new link road at Heywood, just off junction 19 of the M62. This is due to complete in spring 2022.
  • £3.5 million for the delivery of a new loop road within Kingsway Business Park.
  • £11.5 million for the construction of a brand new cycle lane between Castleton and Rochdale town centre. We've already held the first consultation for this.
  • £500,000 to further develop proposals to extend the tram network to Heywood.
  • Almost £30 million of government funding has been committed for major flood defence schemes across the borough to protect homes, business and infrastructure
  • Government funding for the new Edgar Wood Academy which we'll build on the land to the north of Bowlee Playing Fields, to the east of Heywood Old Road. The school will cater for 900 pupils in Years 7 to 11.
  • Department of Education funding to demolish old school buildings and re-build brand new ones, including Littleborough Community Primary School and Nursery. There will be no disruption to schooling during the build. There is no need for any temporary teaching accommodation. We aim to complete this work by the end of 2022.