THE Oldham Times has looked at some of the recent key planning applications to have been approved or submitted.

Plans to build a mixed-use building with a ground floor retail unit and two first floor apartments have been approved.

The plans, originally submitted in April 2021, would see the building go up on the land adjacent to 74 Burnley Lane in Chadderton, close to the junction with Chadderton Way.

Along with the building, there would be an attached 2.1m high unit for refuse bins and bicycle storage.

Amended plans were submitted twice, in June 2021 and on May 6, 2022, before the plans were approved on May 11.

A new fish and chip shop is set to open in Oldham after plans were approved by the planning committee. 

The chippy will be based at the currently-vacant 308-310 Lees Road, meaning the address will change its use from retail to a takeaway and restaurant.

The plans were submitted on March 1 on behalf of Rizwan Khan, and the application was approved on May 5.

The 140 square metre unit will serve hot food and will have some seating inside for customers to eat.

On the notice of approval, it was stated that the chippy would be able to have its doors open between 11am and 11pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 10pm on Sunday.

An Oldham high school has submitted plans to build classrooms on part of its car park to keep up with growing pupil numbers. 

Crompton House Church of England High School in Shaw has put in a planning application to build four temporary classrooms across two storeys as well as two lobby areas.

It will be equipped with an access ramp and stairs to the ground floor.

The provision will only be temporary for a period of up to five years while a long-term strategy to accommodate pupil demand at the Rochdale Road school.

If approved, the temporary building will be constructed on the car park area of the Clegg Building.

This would reduce the number of disabled car parking spaces from six to two.