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How will your election vote affect the way we plan Oldham?

Before you vote, read this.....  The main political parties have a lot to say about how the planning system and planning policies should promote housing growth, plan for jobs, protect the environment, improve transport infrastructure , and deal with green belt etc..    Here’s my summary of the parties’ manifestos .......Conservatives The Conservative Party’s election manifest to pledges:A £1 billion brownfield regeneration fund promote the construction of new homesTo change the law so that…See More
May 6, 2015
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Town Planning Advice for Private Landlords

Landlords....  Do you need planning advice or help with planning applications for changes of use involving residential accommodation, houses in multiple occupation, conversions and extensions?   New planning rules are clearly causing confusion.  Don't hesitate to get in touch with  PPS Planning.…See More
Sep 29, 2014
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Have your say on Oldham's future development sites

Have you say on potential development sites in Oldham.  Oldham Council is consulting businesses, developers, landowners and residents on which areas of land should be identified for homes, employment or other uses, and which areas should be protected from development.But you only have 2 weeks left to comment on the Site Allocations 'Options Report'.  You can do it on line .When approved, the Allocations Plan…See More
Feb 10, 2014
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Nov 25, 2013
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Concerned about a planning application?

Have you been notified of a planning application in your area? Are you concerned it will affect you, your property, business or local environment? Do you need help making your views heard? Are you not sure what grounds you have to object or seek changes?  Download my free ‘Guide to commenting on planning applications’See More
Sep 30, 2013
Paul Simpson replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"Hi Julie, I've just discovered there is a meeting of the Town Centre Business Forum on  April 25, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pmLocation: Civic Centre - Lees Suite.    Not sure if I can attend yet, but I see you…"
Apr 17, 2013
Julie Crowley replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"Great comments from Paul and Jason, and some good ideas.  Are OBN sharing with the 'powers that be'? Or better still are they (the council perhaps) looking around to see what comments are being made on here and taking them into…"
Apr 17, 2013
Jason Caine O'Brien replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"Some fantastic comments. 100k will go far if invested in the correct projects. Money that makes money that is made and stays in the borough. I am worried that the money would be used to finance projects pre-approved by the council that offer little…"
Apr 16, 2013
Paul Simpson replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"I agree Michael: Oldham needs its own 'USP'. Not sure what it is. My view is that £100k wont actually go very far.  Money needs to be spent on enabling and bringing parties together. The town centre is shrinking as a…"
Apr 16, 2013
Michael Shelmerdine replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"hi paul Great question which I'm sure will get lots if interesting answers and stir up some active debate. for me we have to look at Oldham in context with other town centres around gtr Mcr and be realistic about its potential as a shopping…"
Apr 15, 2013
Julie Crowley replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"I agree, Lisa, about the loss of our market.    It could be brought back but needs a lot of commitment and good planning (but not a years worth of planning).   Re the shops, that's where the council could help…"
Apr 13, 2013
Julie Crowley replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"Only just seen this, but yes, if they had it for a year they are dithering.  Planning is great and needs to be done but the focus again is all on young people here.  Great, they need encouragement and support and I love the market idea for…"
Apr 13, 2013
Paul Simpson is attending Kieron Hill's event
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OBN Lunchtime networking at Chambers Business Centre

April 17, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Following the success of our first lunchtime meeting (over 50 people there) We're doing it again. Same Place Chambers Business Centre, Chapel Road, Hollinwood, OL8 4QQ. Same time 11:30 am same buzz and its free!No 40 second Pitches, no speeches just a great way to meet like minded business people. See More
Apr 10, 2013
Paul Simpson commented on Andy Hall (Moderator)'s event OBN Breakfast Networking Social
"Sorry, I was coming but now can't make it. I have an urgent appointment / early meeting in Rochdale. If anyone wants professional advice and support re planning issues, or provides specialist support for planning consultants, please…"
Apr 8, 2013
Junaid Aurangzeb replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"Hi All, I'm the other Apprentice in charge of the O Project. I have been in this position since October.  The O Project is a new initiative set up by the Oldham College and the Oldham Council to get more young people interacting…"
Apr 8, 2013
Luke Alexander Astill-Boardman replied to Paul Simpson's discussion How should Oldham Council spend £100,000 on saving the High Street and filling empty shops?
"Money has already been spent on the wages of the Two apprentices to help get young people back into the town centre. I know this as I am one of the apprentices and we started up the OProject back in October last year. Please check out our facebook…"
Apr 8, 2013

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Planning and development consultancy. My consultancy (PPS Planning - Manchester) offers a personal service to local authorities, public agencies, development interests, businesses, local communities and individuals. PPS Planning Manchester provides a cost-effective, friendly service to help guide you and your project through the planning process.
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At 10:20am on March 20, 2013, Alan Tongue said…

Hi Paul, welcome to OBN

At 12:23pm on March 9, 2013, Kieron Hill said…

Welcome Paul Hopefully see you on the 13th

At 2:26pm on March 6, 2013, Andy Hall (Moderator) said…

Hi Paul, 

Welcome to the Oldham Business Network.

Hopefully see you at Chambers next week.  

Andy

At 12:39pm on March 6, 2013, Karen Sykes said…

Hello Paul and welcome to the OBN

At 12:02pm on March 6, 2013, Michael Whitehead (Moderator) said…
Hi Paul, and a warm welcome to the OBN

Paul Simpson's Blog

How will your election vote affect the way we plan Oldham?

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:27am 0 Comments

Before you vote, read this.....  The main political parties have a lot to say about how the planning system and planning policies should promote housing growth, plan for jobs, protect the environment, improve transport infrastructure , and deal with green belt etc..    Here’s my summary of the parties’ manifestos .......

Conservatives



The Conservative Party’s election manifest to pledges:

  • A £1 billion brownfield regeneration fund promote the…
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Town Planning Advice for Private Landlords

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

Landlords....  Do you need planning advice or help with planning applications for changes of use involving residential accommodation, houses in multiple occupation, conversions and extensions?   

New planning rules are clearly causing confusion.  

Don't hesitate to get in touch with  …

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Have your say on Oldham's future development sites

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Have you say on potential development sites in Oldham.  

Oldham Council is consulting businesses, developers, landowners and residents on which areas of land should be identified for homes, employment or other uses, and which areas should be protected from development.

But you only have 2 weeks left to comment on the Site Allocations 'Options Report'.  You can do it on line .…

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