Public Consultation: Dingle Farm, Middleton

Date published: 05 March 2018

Auxillia Homes, a Registered Provider of affordable and specialist housing, is bringing forward plans to redevelop Dingle Farm in Middleton to create a scheme of 15 assisted living bungalows for adults with autism. The site lies to the north of the Wainhomes development at Langley Lane/ Hollin Lane.

A planning application will be submitted to Rochdale MBC in March and ahead of the submission the developer is holding a public consultation event to invite the local community to view and discuss the proposals. The event is being held at the Burnside Community Centre on Wednesday 7 March between 3.15pm and 7.15pm.

The proposals aim to create a flagship development of purpose built accommodation for people with autism. The scheme has been designed in a sensitive manner to appreciate the site’s context and maintain a rural feel.

Many of the tenants intended for the development currently live in unsuitable accommodation long distances from Rochdale. This proposal will provide the opportunity for people with autism, from Rochdale, to live in appropriate accommodation within close proximity to their local families.

The public consultation will be an opportunity for the development team to discuss this case with local residents and explain the background to the site’s selection, the design process, environmental/technical matters and the background to the tenants who are intended to reside at the development. 

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