Milnrow Health Hub

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Location: Newhey Road, Milnrow, Rochdale

Client: United Healthcare Developments


  • £5m development
  • Doubling of local healthcare capacity in Newhey and Milnrow


  • Major new local healthcare facility for the Newhey and Milnrow communities
  • Green Belt site
  • BREEAM Excellent development
  • Inherent technical constraints and environmental sensitivities


  • Green Belt site
  • Local sensitivity to loss of Green Belt
  • Large scale development for the site
  • Closure and relocation of two existing dated GP surgeries
  • Significant local community interest in the relocation
  • Requirement for extensive public consultation

Summary of NJL Approach:

NJL provided ongoing support through due diligence and site acquisition.  We supported the technical team in developing the proposals which responded to the local environmental context and Green Belt location whilst ensuring the development met the exacting NHS requirements.

This included setting and managing the pre-application process with Rochdale Council and leading the local public consultation exercise with a consultation website and local consultation event.

A detailed Green Belt case was presented, which with aligned with client requirements and local planning authority expectations for the site.


Detailed planning permission was secured, under delegated powers within the target and with full local councillor and community support.