Share your views – Consultation on Oldham’s Local Plan

Published date: 
Friday, 2nd February 2024

Take part in Oldham Council's consultation and help shape planning and development in Oldham over the next 15 years.

What is a Local Plan?

The Local Plan is an important document which guides planning and development including how and where things are built and how planning applications are decided. We’re preparing a new Local Plan and want you to help us develop it by telling us what matters most to you when it comes to the future development of your town. The Local Plan will help to set the rules with which new homes and industrial buildings have to comply, and establish where they can be built. It will boost health and wellbeing for our residents, support investment in our centres and make the most of the assets that make Oldham unique.

Where to view the Draft Oldham Local Plan

The Draft Local Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on the council’s consultation portal at and on the council’s website at

Drop-in sessions are also being arranged which will provide a further opportunity for you to find out more about the Draft Oldham Local Plan and the review. Please visit for the council’s website at for up to date information regarding where and when the drop-in sessions are being held.

How to comment

Consultation on the Draft Oldham Local Plan and supporting documents is taking place from 10 January to 23:59 on 21 February 2024, for a period of 6 weeks.

The council is keen to promote the submission of comments electronically and would encourage anyone with appropriate facilities to make their responses in this way. Comments can be submitted:

Online via the council’s consultation platform at

Via Email  to

Via Post:
Strategic Planning and Information
Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods
Room 310, Level 3, Civic Centre
West Street,

For those submitted by email or in writing a Comments Form is available online at

Comments on the Draft Oldham Local Plan, and / or its supporting documents, must be received by 23:59 on 21 February 2024

How your comments will be held

Please note all comments will be held by the council and will be available to view publicly. Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information, such as your postal and e-mail address, will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.

Should you wish to discuss any issues or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Planning and Information Team on 0161 770 4105 or by email at