We are in the early stages of preparing plans to create a new recreational and sports ‘hub’ on land between Jowkin Lane and Norden Road in Bamford and Norden, Rochdale. These proposals are at the heart of our ambitions for the site’s development. 

The Bamford/Norden site has been identified as a preferred location to create a new residential led development in the submission draft of Places for Everyone, which is Greater Manchester’s long-term plan for new homes, jobs and sustainable growth across the nine districts (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan).

Sports pitch

Places for Everyone sets out that the Bamford/Norden allocation will deliver a high quality recreational and sports hub for the local area, as well as new homes and infrastructure improvements to meet local needs. We are committed to building a lasting sports legacy for the community by shaping the wider plans for the site around the enhanced recreational and sports facilities. You can find out more about Places for Everyone here.

By working closely with local sports clubs, community groups and residents, we aspire to build on the area’s sports, health and wellbeing provision and deliver a new hub to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Our initial community conversation on the recreational and sports hub has now closed. We are using your feedback to help us to develop our overall vision for the Bamford/Norden site, which we plan to consult on in more detail later this year.


If you have any questions about the Bamford/Norden scheme, you can get in touch in the following ways:

Email us on Bamford-NordenConsultation@havingyoursay.co.uk

Speak to a member of the team on 0800 689 1095 (Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm)

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