Decision details

Oldham Town Centre Masterplan Delivery Options

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Director of Economy and Skills, which sought approval of recommendations relating to the delivery of the Oldham Town Centre masterplan.

The Cabinet had previously considered and approved a masterplan for the redevelopment of the northern part of the town centre, incorporating the sites of the current Civic Centre, Tommyfield Market, the former Leisure Centre, the Magistrates’ Court and current Police Station.

Approval was given for officers to carry out further due diligence on the preferred delivery strategy for the implementation of the masterplan with a view to reporting back to the Cabinet

The report provided details of:

  • A refresh of the vision on which the masterplan was based, including the Council’s key objective for the delivery of the masterplan. 
  • Public consultation results
  • Tommyfield Market trader consultation and temporary market hall delivery strategy
  • An update of the masterplan

Options/alternatives considered

Option 1 –Proceed with the project as detailed within the report accepting the recommendations and proceeding with the delivery strategy for the Oldham Town Centre.

Option 2 – Do not accept the recommendations detailed within the report to porceedwith the delivery strategy of the masterplan


RESOLVED – That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information as contained at Item 16 of the agenda before making a decision.


Report author: Tom Stannard

Publication date: 27/03/2018

Date of decision: 26/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/03/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/04/2018

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