Government Investment - Towns Fund

Mr Nath Darnton made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,

On behalf of DB3 Architecture we would like to congratulate you on having been selected to put forward your proposals & bid to Government as part of the £3.6bn investment into the Towns Fund.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, we would be grateful if you could provide us with some details regarding this so as to ascertain if we can be of help:-

1. The name of the person/people who has/have been nominated to develop this Towns business plan.
2. An outline of your intentions regarding utilisation of awarded grant money.
3. If there is an opportunity for you to involve the skills & experience of an architectural company to support you in this process?

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you & look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Nath Darnton

Information Manager, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information; this request has been considered as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As such, your request may take up to 20 working days to be processed and has been passed on to an appropriate officer.

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Yours faithfully,

Information Management Team
Oldham Council
Level 14
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham   OL1 1UL

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Roger Frith, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Nath, in response to your FOI inquiry I can respond as follows;

1. The council have engaged Mott MacDonald to assist with the preparation of the Town Investment Plan.

2. A number of projects are currently under consideration, which will be decided at the next Town Board meeting on 2nd October, ahead of a final submission in October. The final list of projects will be made public in due course.

3. The council does not require any architectural input for the preparation of the investment plan. The projects will require design input at a later stage and the council will seek to appoint teams with the appropriate skills at that time.


Roger Frith
Head of Regeneration and Development
People and Place
Oldham Council
[email address]
07974 917044

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