Decision details

Public Open Space Stage 1 Report - Part of Snipe Clough

Decision Maker: Director of Economy – Paul Clifford

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report recommends that land at Snipe Clough be advertised advising of the Council’s intention to dispose of public open space.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
This report recommends proceeding with a stage 1 loss of Public Open Space Report and be advertised advising of the Council’s intention to dispose of public open space.
Any objections to the proposed disposal of the public open space received will be contained in a future Stage 2 report with further recommendations.
Land within Council ownership comprising c 5 acres at Snipe Clough is categorised as Public Open Space.
The subject land has been identified by Northern Roots (Oldham) Limited’s masterplan as being required to deliver a bike hub open to the Public and an important part of this project’s themes around outdoor activities

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 The Council not to consider the disposal of this open space.
This approach would mean that the Council would be unable to seek a partner to deliver important themes around outdoor activities which will benefit the community. (Option Rejected).
Option 2: The Council to follow its Property Protocols with a stage 1 loss of Public Open Space report which would allow the matter to be advertised with comments and objections received and reported on in a further Stage 2 report. (Recommended Option).

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 was rejected.
Option 2 was recommended.

Publication date: 23/01/2023

Date of decision: 23/01/2023

Effective from:

Current call-in Count: 0

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