Plans are being considered to redevelop the Alexandra Park depot – and replace it with an environmental centre of excellence using the latest green technologies.
Oldham Council Cabinet will be asked to approve a report ti further Oldham's reputation as a ‘green and growing’ Borough.
A new eco-centre would also act as a catalyst for the proposed launch of the innovative Northern Roots Project.
The new eco-centre would ad to things that are already taking place in Alexandra Park as well as the existing five Community Growing Hubs.
these connections would also build on current activities with Oldham College and other education providers connected horticultural and environmental skills.
The work would see historic features at the Grade 2 listed park, dating from 1865, retained.
This would initially focus on the 160 acre Snipe Clough site next to Alexandra Park. The Council are looking at ways to enhance the usage, sustainability and biodiversity of the beauty spot.
More opportunities would be made for recreation and leisure and a space for growing and green enterprise projects. with an aim of attracting even more visitors.
Cllr Fielding added: “Northern Roots is an exciting project for Oldham and its residents.