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Brownfield Land Register

We are required by government to produce a Brownfield Land Register.

What is a Brownfield Land Register?

The purpose of the register is to identify suitable brownfield sites that are available for housing development or housing led mixed use development. A key element of the government’s objective to boost housing supply is the commitment to bring suitable brownfield land back into use for housing.

The register is intended to encourage investment in local areas by helping developers and house builders identify potentially suitable brownfield sites for housing development. Brownfield land is previously developed land, normally in the urban area, although occasionally previously developed land can be sometimes found in the countryside.

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 sets out a statutory requirement for local planning authorities to compile a brownfield land register. This will provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development having regard to the criteria set out in regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.

How the Brownfield Sites Register works

Registers are in 2 parts; Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Part 1 identifies suitable brownfield sites for housing for 5 or more dwellings considered appropriate for residential development. Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that the site would be granted planning permission.

    The information in the Part 1 Register has a base date of 1 April 2017. This means there may be sites within the register where the planning status has changed. For example sites which had permission as at the 1 April may now be under construction. Also as a general rule sites currently in active use such as employment use have been excluded unless there is information to suggest redevelopment of the site for housing would be possible.
  • Part 2 will comprise only those sites in Part 1 that the local planning authority has decided that the land would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development.

Rochdale's Part 1 Brownfield Sites Register

We've produced a list of sites for Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register. These can be viewed or downloaded from the link below. Most either have an existing planning permission or have been previously identified as being suitable for residential development within the Council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). It is the intention to review the register at least annually.

When there are sites to be included on Part 2 of the register to grant permission in principle this will be added to the website.

Brownfield sites across the borough of Rochdale

Rochdale brownfield sites

View the brownfield sites in Rochdale.

Site referenceSite name and address​Area
SH 0483 Site Of 53-61 Tweedale Street, Rochdale (189kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0596 Iversons Building, Drake Street, Rochdale (181kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0597 High Birch School, Bolton Road, Rochdale (199kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0641 Land At Worcester Street, Stoneyfield, Rochdale (204kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0660 Site Of Process Plastics, Norwich Street, Rochdale (243kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0893 Former Oakenrod School And Land At Bridgefield Street, Rochdale (220kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0899 Land At Moss Terrace / Bilberry Street, Rochdale (190kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0902 Norden Fire Station Edenfield Road, Roch (176kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 0996 Laurel Grove, Roch Valley Way Rochdale (171kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1016 Dunsterville, Manchester Road, Rochdale (204kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1019 Exeter Street / Durham Street, Rochdale (190kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1062 Rear of Dicken Green Public House, Off Queensway, Roch (187kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1094 Greave Mount, Hudson Walk, Rochdale (175kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1125 Fmr Redcross Mill, Redcross Street, Rochdale (219kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1467 Gowers Street, Rochdale (219kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1473 Land At Newchurch Street, Rochdale (235kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1556 Queensway Neighbourhood Centre, Well'I'Th Lane, Rochdale (232kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1599 Spotland Bridge, New Mill, Mellor Street, Rochdale (204kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1635 West Street Baptist Church, West Street (Western Part), Rochdale (207kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1717 Conservative Club, Newchurch Street, Rochdale (190kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1722 Land At Bridgefold Road, Rochdale (213kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1739 Burnedge Mill, Broad Lane, Rochdale (174kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1745 Land Between Lincoln Street And Hare Street, Rochdale (235kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1775 Land At Greenbooth Road, Rochdale (271kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1779 201 Shaw Road, Rochdale (153kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1780 33-41 Maclure Road, Rochdale (194kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1791 Norton Grange Hotel, Manchester Road, Rochdale (187kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1811 Site Of Former Sunbank, Shawclough Road, Rochdale (209kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1840 206-208 Drake Street, Rochdale (208kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1854 Land At Regent Street/ Jermyn Street, Rochdale (206kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1882 Land At Milnrow Road, Rochdale (201kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 1998 Former The Nile, 1 Drake Street, Rochdale (180kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2036 3 Whitehall Street And 20 Eastgate Street, Rochdale (171kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2059 Land Adjacent 167 Spotland Road, Rochdale (164kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2061 185 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale (184kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2064 Wr Anderton And Co, Maltings Lane, Rochdale (240kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2065 Queens Drive Gateway (Including Site Of Temporary Health Centre), Kirkholt (187kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2071 156-158 Drake Street, Rochdale (172kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2072 Greave House, Greave Avenue, Rochdale (149kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2077 New Street Works, New Street, Rochdale (192kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2080 Lomax Transport Services, Trub Farm, Manchester Road, Rochdale (219kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2090 Land At Stratford Avenue, Rochdale (182kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2131 Former Dexine Rubber Co. Ltd., Spotland Road, Rochdale (233kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2132 Former Garage Site, Rossall Road, Rochdale (184kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2139 Land At Ramsay Place, Rochdale (205kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2140 Land Between 395&421 Edenfield Road, Rocdale (192kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2147 Norden Urc Church, Forsyth Street, Rochdale (186kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2150 Site Of Fomer Rainshore Mill, Over Town Lane, Rochdale (202kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2166 1-46 The Strand, Kirkholt (230kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2181 Former Balderstone High School, Queen Victoria Street, Rochdale (233kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2193 Land Adjoining Howard Street And Abbeydale Road And Land Adjoining Howard Street And Redcross Street, Lower Falinge (225kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2198 Land Rudyard Grove, Friars Crescent, Lilac Road, Kildare Crescent, Balderstone Road, Rochdale (266kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2199 Land Between 9A&23 Milkstone Road, Rochdale (180kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2216 Site Of 25 Holmes Street, Rochdale (179kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2218 Spread Eagle, 10 Cheetham Street, Rochdale (163kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2219 Townhead Offices, Yorkshire Street, Rochdale (203kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2230 Nixon Street, Rochdale (253kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2234 82-84 Drake Street, Rochdale (194kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2238 Dunlop, Royle Barn Road, Castleton, Rochdale (256kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2239 Riverside Phase 2, John Street, Rochdale (215kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2240 Central Retail Park, Drake Street, Rochdale (244kb pdf)Rochdale
SH 2251 Former Kyp, Hamer Lane / Belfield Road, Rochdale (205kb pdf)Rochdale

Heywood brownfield sites

View the brownfield sites in Heywood.

Middleton brownfield sites

View the brownfield sites in Middleton.

Site referenceSite name and address​Area
SH 0666 Land Off Glen Grove / Wade Street, Middleton Junction, Middleton (246kb pdf)Middleton
SH 0991 The Acres Wentworth Close Middleton (167kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1052 Land Off Stainton Drive, Site D, Langley (249kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1103 28-32, Rochdale Road, Middleton (157kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1146 Land Junc Wood Street/Factory Street, Middleton (184kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1218 Providence United Reformed Church, Market Place (190kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1226 Site Of New Jerusalem Church, Manchester Old Road, Middleton (190kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1244 613 Manchester Old Road, Middleton (154kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1253 Site Of Keb Packaging, Mills Hill Road, Middleton (208kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1469 Land At Boothroyden Road And Factory Brow, Middleton (232kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1524 Royal Spice, 68 Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton (183kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1528 Land Off Fielding Street, Middleton (234kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1693 Alderman Kay School (School Site), Tintern Road, Middleton (190kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1778 Warwick Mill, Oldham Road, Middleton (222kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1793 Kings Arms, Higher Wood Street, Middleton (177kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1849 Land To The Rear Of 64 Rochdale Road, Middleton (174kb pdf)Middleton
SH 1917 101 - 103 Long Street And 1,3,& 5 Durnford Street, Middleton (171kb pdf)Middleton
SH 2066 London House, Oldham Road, Middleton (192kb pdf)Middleton
SH 2110 Land At Keswick Close, Langley (243kb pdf)Middleton
SH 2112 Milton St Family And Children Centre, Milton Street, Middleton (181kb pdf)Middleton
SH 2194 Land At Baytree Lane, Middleton (252kb pdf)Middleton
SH 2244 Land At Newby Drive, Langley (202kb pdf)Middleton

Pennines brownfield sites

View the brownfield sites in the Pennines.

Site referenceSite name and addressArea
SH 0551 Former Council Depot, Off Schofield Street, Littleborough (172kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0559 Mechplant, Off Schofield Street, Littleborough (193kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0569 Land Off Durn Street, Durn, Litleborough (209kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0594 Ealees Area Of Opportunity, Littleborough (233kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0606 Wardle Mill, Knowl Syke Street, Rochdale (214kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0610 New Ladyhouse Mill, Off Stone Street, Milnrow (228kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0620 Dale Mill / Arkwright Mill, Roch Street, Rochdale (237kb pdf)Pennines
SH 0827 Dene Works, Edgar Street, Smallbridge (186kb pdf)Pennines
SH 1530 153, Ramsden Road, Rochdale (158kb pdf)Pennines
SH 1550 Former Akzo Nobel Site, Hollingworth Road, Littleborough (233kb pdf)Pennines
SH 1639 9-11 Todmorden Road, Littleborough (181kb pdf)Pennines
SH 1935 Rakewood Mill, Rakewood Road, Littleborough (191kb pdf)Pennines
SH 1962 Booth Hollings Mill, Rakewood Road, Littleborough (174kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2056 Land At Junction Calderbrook Road And Hare Hill Road, Littleborough (181kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2119 Remainder Of Ladybarn Car Park, Harbour Lane, Milnrow (186kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2120 The Ladybarn, Harbour Lane, Milnrow (188kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2171 431 Halifax Road, Wardle (161kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2197 Land At Moorhouse Fold, Milnrow (195kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2207 Litho House, Barehill Street, Littleborough (191kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2214 Proofings Technology Ltd, Hare Hill Road, Littleborough (216kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2217 Site Of Former Frankfort Mill, Durn Bridge, Halifax Road, Littleborough (223kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2231 Phoenix Iron Works, Howarth Street, Littleborough (227kb pdf)Pennines
SH 2243 Remainder Of Dale Mill, Chapel Street, Milnrow (220kb pdf)Pennines

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