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Wardle, Rochdale

Project summary

  • To resolve various planning issues on a long-standing stalled residential conversion project enabling a developer to complete the development.
  • To confirm the lawful commencement of the original planning permission.
  • To negotiate with the Council to resolve any residual planning, listed building and building control issues.


  • Undertaking a forensic examination of Building Control records, tracking down the original developer for a Statutory Declaration and achieving a Lawful Development Certificate
  • Working with planning and conservation officers to agree a set of urgent works to secure the building
  • Agreeing the scope of a new Listed Building Consent application to resolve heritage concerns.
  • Project managing a team of specialist consultants to deal with planning issues on this unusual building.


  • Provision of more housing in the area.
  • Preservation of a listed building
  • Removal of a site causing significant problems for the local community

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