Britain's biggest urban farm and eco-park given go ahead


Britain’s biggest urban farm and eco-park in Oldham has been given the go ahead by the Council.


Oldham Council have rubber stamped the first major phase of the Northern Roots project on a 160-acre site in Snipe Clough. There will be a visitor centre, spaces for events and meetings cafés and shops. An open air a amphitheatre and performance space as well as a learning centre, forestry depot and solar panels will also be part of the project.

The next step will involve the Secretary of State, which will have 21 days to take hot to the next stage of approval. It will cover an extensive area  from the Grade Two listed Alexandra Park, through Park Bridge and on to to Daisy Nook country park.

A natural swimming pond and community growing allotment are amongst other plans as well as a market garden which wold supply produce to the shop and the cafe in the visitor centre.