Consultation launched on Oldham Town Centre conservation plan

Date published: 18 February 2019

This consultation will help to inform any future regeneration planning decisions in the town centre.

The purpose of the CAAMP SPD is to understand the significance of Oldham town centre as a conservation area and suggest ways to enhance its character and appearance as well as consider community engagement.

The appraisal proposes that there be four extensions to the existing Oldham town centre conservation area boundary.

It also identifies buildings that could be added to a future ‘local list’ – assets that are significant within the borough.

The public are encouraged to take part in a consultation that runs between 15 February and 15 March 2019.

Councillor Hannah Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is an important time for Oldham town centre.

“At Oldham Council we have huge ambition for regeneration in the town centre. We have already successfully transformed the Old Town Hall into a state-of-the-art cinema and restaurant complex and we have plans to breathe new life into the old library building as a Heritage and Arts Centre.

“We have lots of beautiful architecture on our doorstep in Oldham, which we want to protect and preserve as it serves as an important part of our heritage. This means putting to good use what we already have and ensuring any future developments compliment it.

“We want to do everything in our power to encourage people to enjoy everything Oldham has to offer.”

Public drop-in sessions to find out more information on the consultation will be held at Oldham

Parish Church (OL1 3AN) on:

Friday 8 March, 11am–3pm

Saturday 9 March, 10am–1pm

We welcome your views at these drop-in sessions and there will be questionnaires available for you to fill out.

The questionnaire can also be filled out online at

Alternatively, comments can be emailed to or returned by post to the following address no later than by 5pm on 15 March 2019:

Strategic Planning and Information

Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods

Room 310, Level 3, Civic Centre

West Street,




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