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

Consultation now closed!

What happens next?

We will consider all of your 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 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.