A decision is set to be made on plans for an employment development in Oldham on vacant land.

On Wednesday next week (November 15), the council's planning committee will meet and decide on plans to build five units, along with offices and a car parking, as part of an industrial site.

The proposal is based on land off Albert Street in Hollinwood, which sits adjacent to the M60 and is an area which is mainly used for employment purposes.

The site would be accessed via Olive Claydon Way, which currently leads to a drive-thru Costa Coffee cafe.

The Oldham Times: The design of the proposed unitsThe design of the proposed units (Image: Horizon Fletcher Rae)

Five individual blocks would be built varying in size, with the two larger ones being made up of several adjoined units.

According to a design and access statement prepared by chartered architecture practice Horizon Fletcher Rae on behalf of Langtree Property Partnerships LLP, at least some of the units would be used for warehousing purposes.

Pictures of the proposed designs show buildings being a mix of dark and white profiled cladding, with glass windows and parking available outside each unit.

The Oldham Times: Parking would be available at each unitParking would be available at each unit (Image: Horizon Fletcher Rae)

The would be developed on 4.9 hectares of land which is currently made up of overgrown grass along with shrubs and some trees.

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The Oldham Times: The vacant land where the development would take placeThe vacant land where the development would take place (Image: Google Maps)

Outline planning permission was originally given in 2013 for an employment-led scheme in the area, with parameters being set that the development must not exceed 20,000 square meters in size, which this development does not.

The development would offer 182 standard sized car parking spaces, 18 of which would would have electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Planning officer Graham Dickman has recommended the planning committee approve the plans on the basis that the development would create employment opportunities in a "sustainable location".