Welcome to the Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Forum website.

We created our forum because we share a common purpose and objective to protect and enhance our neighbourhood and to make it an area that is vibrant, socially inclusive, and generally the greenest, safest place to live, work and play that it can possibly be.

Forum members are individuals who either live, work or regularly pursue leisure activities (walking, horse riding, cycling, ornithology, fishing, etc.) in the Rooley Moor area. Members of the forum are all connected to the daily life of the neighbourhood and we know that sometimes the smallest of changes can make a big difference.

If you support our aim then please do join us and tell us what you think to help make the Rooley Moor neighbourhood the best possible place it can be.

There’s no fee, no commitment and no onus on you to do anything. All we ask is that you share our vision of making Rooley Moor neighbourhood a great place to live, work and play!

Our Neighbourhood Plan

Please review our Neighbourhood Plan and let us know what you think.

We suggest you:

  • Review the draft Neighbourhood Plan and its policies
  • Print off a copy of the Comments Form (it mirrors the online comments form), and use the document to make notes
  • You can then either use your notes to complete the Online Comments Form
  • Or, scan and email your notes to: info@RMNF.org.uk or,
  • Post your notes to: Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Forum CIO, Owd House, Fern Hill Lane, Rochdale OL12 6BW

Please let us know if you experience any problems or have any concerns – Mobile: 07970715904 or Email: info@RMNF.org.uk

Our consultation is open from Monday 26thMarch 2018, printed copies of the Plan and comments form are available at Spotland library and the library at No.1 Riverside.

What happens next?

The consultation will last for six weeks and will close on Friday 4th May 2018, when we will consider all of the comments and decide what changes to make to the Plan.

The Plan then will be submitted to the Local Planning Authority (Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council). The Local Planning Authority is responsible for publicising the Plan for another six weeks and arranging for an independent examination.

The examination is an independent check carried out by an Inspector appointed by government. If certain ‘basic conditions’ are met, the Plan can go to a local ‘Referendum’ for approval. When the referendum takes place, if 50% or more of those who vote support the Plan it can be declared ‘made’ and it becomes part of the statutory Local Plan and a basis for the determination of all planning applications and appeals for our area. Please see the Neighbourhood Plan Video for more information.