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Housing, Homelessness & Infrastructure

GMCA Meeting on Friday

This Friday's GMCA meeting has been moved from Bolton to Manchester.

Portfolio: Housing, homelessness and infrastructure

We’re freeing up good-quality land, and making it easier for developers and investors to build new homes and to offer new jobs - helping create environments where people want to live and work.                       

We will help property owners deal with empty homes, revitalise our town centres, and get people connected through better road, rail and tram networks.

And we'll make the most of what our unique area already has going for it: like the vibrant city centre, our busy international airport, and the outstanding surrounding countryside.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework will be Greater Manchester’s plan to solve the housing crisis and realise our economic vision by ensuring we have the right land available in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need over the next 20 years, and will identify the new infrastructure required to achieve this. The plan will help Greater Manchester to ensure the city-region makes the most of brownfield sites and town centres and minimises the need for Green Belt development.

Building homes

We know that Greater Manchester needs more, good quality homes. We’re working hard to identify suitable land and attract developers and investors to build the homes we need.

Dealing with empty homes

Empty homes deteriorate rapidly and become targets for vandalism and crime. Around 12,000 Greater Manchester homes have been empty for several months or more. We want to bring them all back into use.

Improving infrastructure

A city-region needs excellent infrastructure to make it an attractive place to live, work and invest in.

Revitalising town centres

Our town centres are at the heart of our communities. But they are facing serious challenges.

Lead member

City Mayor Paul Dennett

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett



Tel: 0161 778 7000


Anne Morgan
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

Phone: 0161 778 7006

Steve Fyfe
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

Phone: 0161 778 7006

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