Decision details

Eastern Gateway at Oldham Mumps

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 which sought approval for the delivery strategy for the Eastern Gateway development, site A at Mumps.


The Cabinet were informed that The Mumps Area/Eastern Gateway was a key area of opportunity and a catalyst for the regeneration of the Town Centre and the wider area. Development of the TfGM Park and Ride site at Mumps/ Prince Street was the first phase of a wider Masterplan, prepared by

BDP in 2014, which set out a vision for a new Town Centre residential neighbourhood and a major new retail development to bolster Oldham’s Town Centre retail offer.


In order to release the retail site for development, a replacement TfGM Park & Ride facility was required and Growth Fund 2 money was allocated towards the cost. The replacement car park was completed in January 2017, with the land swap completing mid-March 2017.


An outline proposal had been approved in principle by several interested parties who had provided offers for the site. The offers had been appraised by officers and external consultants. Whilst any agreement would be subject to a number of conditions precedent, the Council was now in a position to decide on the delivery strategy for the Eastern Gateway, site A.


Options/Alternatives considered:

Option 1 - Sell Site A

Option 2 - Do Not Sell Site A




1.     The delivery strategy for The Eastern Gateway, site A, be approved.

2.     The current proposals in the delivery strategy for the remaining sites, approval of which will be sought subsequent to this report, be noted.

3.     The Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 18 of the agenda.


Publication date: 27/11/2018

Date of decision: 19/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/12/2018

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