Q. Why do we need the HMR Pathfinder Project?

We have lots to be proud of in Oldham and Rochdale, from our strong industrial and cultural heritage and proximity to beautiful countryside to our vibrant, multi-cultural communities.

However, some neighbourhoods face significant challenges. Housing does not always meet modern needs, with too many old, small and overcrowded terrace houses and not enough modern, larger homes.

Perceptions of these neighbourhoods can be poor, and people had begun to leave in search of better homes elsewhere.

Our population is also growing, with thousands of new households expected to be created in the next few years. We need to offer this ‘next generation’ attractive, modern housing options.

The Pathfinder gives us a unique chance to tackle these issues head-on, by creating places where people want to live, not leave.

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