Northern Roots Masterplan Consultation

Thanks to everyone who participated in Northern Roots’ consultation events, site tours, building co-design sessions and online consultation during autumn 2021. Your feedback, concerns, ideas and input have been crucial in shaping the developing vision for Northern Roots.


The latest phase of online and in-person consultation has now ended. On the basis of your feedback, the final masterplan and Visitor Centre and Learning Centre designs will be developed for inclusion in the planning application for Northern Roots. We’ll share the final proposals with you in the next few months. The planning application will be submitted in early 2022.


Explore Northern Roots masterplan online


You can still view the latest masterplan and building design proposals via our online interactive map of the Northern Roots site. You can explore the range of proposals, and read other peoples’ feedback and ideas, but you won’t be able to leave comments or ideas of your own at this stage.


Consultation next steps


Early 2022: Northern Roots shares final proposal for Northern Roots masterplan and buildings to be included in planning application.

How have we arrived at the masterplan proposal?


Northern Roots shared its initial masterplan proposals for the 160-acre Northern Roots site in August 2021. The initial masterplan was the result of three years of ongoing community consultation, and work with experts in ecology, hydrology, business modelling, landscape architecture and green technologies to explore what we can and should create on the Northern Roots site.

Initial designs for the proposed Visitor Centre and Learning Centre at Northern Roots were shared through in person and online public consultation in October 2021.


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Young person at Northern Roots design consultation, Mahdlo Youth Zone, October 2021.
Young people sharing ideas with architect Alison Thornton-Sykes at Northern Roots design consultation, Oldham College, October 2021.
The 160-acre Northern Roots site, looking towards Oldham town centre.