Temporary two way traffic signals are to be placed on Milnrow Road near to its junction with Oswald Street from 12-18 May


Temporary two way traffic signals are to be placed on Milnrow Road near to its junction with Oswald Street from 12-18 May to carry out work on a gas main.

The contractor has been instructed to manually operate the signals between 7.30am – 9.30am and 3.30pm – 6.00pm to manage queue lengths.

Emergency Contact & Telephone Number in the Event of Traffic Signal Failure: Balfour Beatty Out of Hours – 0800 121 4444

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE MILNROW ROAD CROSSING PLANS – Closing date for comments 22nd April


Click on the link for each of the proposals, send your views to [email protected] so we can put your views forward. this is your chance to have your say, the closing date for your views is the 22nd April 2014. Please send your views to us so we can put your views forward so we can have the best option chosen by you the residents.

If you have any questions, just email us and we will endeavor to answer them for you.

Proposal_1___Signal_Junction (1)


Proposal_3___Gyratory (1)




Councillors Rod Blyth, Mark Alcock and Howard Sykes.

Also Parish Councillors Aspinall, Farrell, Duffy, Hall, Stephens, Dodd, Robinson, Murphy and Wood will also attend.

7.30pm – 8.30pm, Lifelong Learning Centre, High Street, Shaw, OL2 8TB.

Thursday: February: 6, 13.


SAVE SHAWSIDE PARK (Cowlishaw) tomorrow final day to lodge your objections – 28th February


We have recently learnt that there are currently proposals, out for consultation, about Shawside Park (Off Cowlishaw Lane/rear of Royton and Crompton School) possibly being used for housing development in the future.

These proposals if confirmed by the Planning Inspectorate could mean that Shawside Park will be lost and houses could be built in its place.

Responding to this consultation is about making it impossible/harder for the land to be used for future development and ensuring we keep Shawside Park as a piece of green space for local residents, their children and its recreational use.

If you do want to keep Shawside Park from being used for housing then I urge you to send your objections to the address below BEFORE 21 February 2014.

Below is a suggestion that may give you some ideas about what grounds to object on. Please feel free to expand/use your own words on this. You can of course add your own objections to it as well.

Some 20 years ago local residents ignored a similar consultation process about various pieces of land in Shaw and Crompton. I am afraid to say that a couple of important green spaces from then have now been built upon as a result.

Please do not let the same happen to Shawside Park – Me and my children and grandchildren have played their and I want others to have the same opportunity.

Strategic Planning and Information
Oldham Council
Room 310
Civic Centre

OR: Email: [email protected]
Dear Sir/Madam

Local Plan 2016 – 2026 Site Allocation Plan Ref No: 1551

I wish to lodge an objection to the use of Shawside Park, Cowlishaw Lane for residential, employment or mixed use.

I would like to see Shawside Park protected as Open Space.

I am concerned about the lack of recreational facilities in Shaw and Crompton and Shawside Park is the nearest park to Shaw Town Centre.

Yours faithfully

REMEMBER: Please include your name and address, including postcode and email if you have one.

My objection is below:

Dear Sir/Madam
Re: Local Plan 2016 – 2026 Site Allocation Plan Ref: 1551
I refer to the above and wish to lodge my objection to the use of Shawside Park, Cowlishaw Lane for residential employment or mixed use.

Shawside Park is the nearest green space for lots of properties in Shaw, many of which do not even have a garden.

I am very concerned about the lack of recreational facilities and informal space in Shaw and Crompton and would, therefore, like to see Shawside Park protected as open space.

Yours sincerely

Mark Alcock

Shadow Cabinet Member: Business and Town Centres
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Shaw Ward
Email: [email protected]

Have YOUR say on the plans for Shaw and Oldham – Finishes TOMORROW Friday 28th February


One of the key planning documents the Council has prepared is the Joint Core Strategy and Development Management Development Plan Document (the ‘Joint DPD’).

The Joint DPD sets out a long-term spatial vision for the borough, objectives and the planning and development strategy for the borough up to 2026, core policies and development management policies and a monitoring and implementation framework.

The Joint DPD was adopted as part of the borough’s development plan at the Council meeting on 9 November 2011.

The Site Allocations Development Plan Document (the ‘Site Allocations Plan DPD’) will support the Joint DPD and will form part of the suite of documents that make up the Council’s Local Plan. It will allocate land for development or protection to meet the borough’s economic, environmental and social objectives.

Follow this link to view the following reports
The timeline for preparing the Site Allocations Plan is:

Scoping Report – May/June 2012
Consultation on publication DPD (for six weeks) – February/March 2015
Submission to the Planning Inspectorate – April 2015
Examination Hearing Sessions – Summer 2015
Inspector’s Report – September 2015

Comment on the Site Allocations DPD ‘Options Report’
The ‘Options Report’ is an early stage in the preparation of the Site Allocations DPD. It follows on from, and has been informed by a Call for Sites exercise that was completed in Spring 2012.

As part of the ‘Options Report’ consultation, the Council are inviting the community, including residential, businesses, organisations, developers and landowners to:

Comment on the sites identified for potential development/protection and what they should be developed/protected for
Comment on the sites that have been considered but discounted at this stage
Put forward any additional sites that they feel may be suitable for development/protection
Provide any additional information regarding sites identified within the Options Report that they feel may be appropriate.
Documents for download:

Site Allocations Development Plan Document ‘Options Report’
Sustainability Appraisal
Scoping Report Update 1
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Equalities Impact Assessment
Consultation Statement
Consultation Form
Your comments will not be treated as confidential and will be made publicly available.

Deadline for comment has been extended to: 5.00pm, Friday 28 February 2014.

Send comments to any of the following:

[email protected]
Strategic Planning and Information, Neighbourhoods, Oldham Council, Room 310, Civic Centre, Oldham, OL1 1UG.
Comment online



Councillor Mark Alcock and all your Shaw Lib Dem councillors are pleased that the crossing and junction at Milnrow Road and Linney Lane/Salt Street junction are at last going to be upgraded after your Lib Dem councillors have been campaigning for over twenty years to have these changes made.

We thank those people who have signed the petition and attended the vigil at the crossing after the tragic accident that resulted in the loss of Annalise Holt, our thoughts go to her family and friends at this very sad time.

Pleased be assured that I and your other Shaw Lib Dem councillors are and will continue to press for these improvements to be made as soon as possible.

If you want anymore information, please contact me at: [email protected]

Below is the press release from Oldham Council issued this morning:


Oldham Council is pledging a significant upgrade to a junction and zebra crossing in Shaw as part of an ongoing review of similar sites across the borough.

Annalise Holt, 12, was fatally injured following a collision with a van at the zebra crossing on Milnrow Road, Shaw at about 4.30pm on December 17.

An investigation by Greater Manchester Police into this incident remains ongoing.

Oldham Council officers have also been re-examining data and the site at the same time.

The local authority takes its responsibility to keep roads safe extremely seriously.

Officers monitor official accident data to identify priority areas for road safety improvements which include a wide range of measures such as speed limits, road safety education, training and publicity, physical safety measures and school safety cars.

In response to public concerns, Oldham Council is today committing to a significant upgrade of the junction and crossing at the Milnrow Road site.

A review of crossing sites with similar characteristics across the borough is already underway. These are typically zebra crossings located on busy roads with similar levels of footfall.

Councillor Dave Hibbert, Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, said: “It’s only right and proper that we undertake a thorough review of the crossing in Shaw following the tragic death of Annalise Holt.”

“I want to make it clear that we are minded to making significant upgrades to both this crossing and the junction.

“We do not have the final outcome yet from the police investigation. This takes time and the findings may not emerge for several weeks as it is still not clear exactly what caused the accident at this stage.

“However, we are also fully aware of the strength of public feeling. It is important that we listen to the concerns that the Shaw community have been voicing about this site.

“We are aware of the petitions currently being compiled and we have also spoken with ward members who made it clear they wanted a full review of the layout and signage. We have listened and are committed to acting on those concerns.

“We are also currently reviewing all road crossings in the borough that have similar characteristics to this one. Officers are looking at all available information from each site and will make recommendations for improvements where required.

“That borough-wide review is underway and will be completed in March. We will then look to begin identified improvement works as soon as possible.

“In terms of the Milnrow Road crossing site, once a final design is prepared for a new scheme it will be shared with the public and subject to the normal third-party consultation we must always undertake in these situations.”

Councillor Rod Blyth, Vice-Chair of the Shaw and Crompton District Executive, said: “My colleagues and I welcome any news that will see this crossing improved and enhanced.”

“We will continue working with Oldham Council and local residents to get the much needed upgrades for this crossing implemented as quickly as possible.”