Thank you for visiting the website, where we are sharing our update on plans for new homes to the west of Smithy Bridge Road, Rochdale.
We have been working with Rochdale Council and we remain committed to delivering a number of local benefits for Rochdale residents, alongside the delivery of new high-quality homes. The development of homes in this location will generate employment opportunities during construction, bring increased spend to local shops and services generated by the new residents as well as Council Tax revenue which can be invested in improvements to the local area.
The period for providing feedback on this consultation has come to an end. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding this project, you can contact us by email at [email protected]
Following the consultation deadline, we will collate all feedback received. Once we have finalised our plans for the site, we will submit a planning application to Rochdale Council who will undertake their own consultation on the application.
Our proposals for Smithy Bridge
The plans are for a high-quality residential neighbourhood, respectful of the site’s location on the edge of Littleborough. The delivery of this development would contribute to Rochdale Borough Council’s target of building around 500 homes every year to meet local demand.
The plans include:
• 199 new family homes (a reduction on the previous scheme)
• New landscaping and public open space
• A new link road to relieve congestion on the A58.
Rochdale Council recognises this opportunity and the contributions the proposals at land west of Smithy Bridge Road can make to meeting the housing needs of the Borough and Greater Manchester as a whole. This is recognised through the proposed allocation of the site for around 200 homes in the emerging Places for Everyone Plan for Greater Manchester. It’s important to understand that the site is not and has never been part of the Green Belt.
Design and character
As delivering much needed family homes, our proposals will deliver a range of economic benefits for Rochdale, which can be seen here and include:
• £36.7 million estimated investment in the construction of the proposed development
• Creation of circa 85 new jobs in the construction period, including youth training opportunities.
• £6.9 million in economic output GVA (Gross Value Added) per annum of construction across North West, including £4.2 million in Rochdale
Once people move in
• £2.5 million uplift in annual retail expenditure by new residents
• £1.2 million uplift in annual leisure expenditure by new residents
• Over £420,000 per annum in new Council tax receipts in the higher bands.