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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

We are working together to produce a joint plan to manage the supply of land for jobs and new homes across Greater Manchester. The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will ensure that we have the right land in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need up to 2035, along with identifying the new infrastructure (such as roads, rail, Metrolink and utility networks) required to achieve this.

Importantly, the GMSF will also set out how we enhance and protect the quality of the natural environment, conserve wildlife and tackle low carbon and flooding issues, so that we can accommodate new homes and jobs sustainably.

We’d like to thank members of the public for responding to our consultation on an initial draft of the GMSF, which ended in January this year. The next stages of the process will start in September 2017 with the publication of those responses. This will be followed later in the year by the publication of data and associated sources of information that will help inform the next draft such as population estimates.

The second draft of the plan will then be developed in the new year with a view to be published in June 2018. This re-write will take into account concerns raised in the consultation by aiming to make the most of Greater Manchester’s brownfield sites and reduce the impact on the greenbelt and there will be a further 12-week consultation with the public.

Further information about the recent announcement is available here.

If you would like to stay informed about the GMSF and be notified when we have further consultation exercises, please register your name and details on our database by clicking on the login/register option. You will be able to self-register so that you receive information and updates as they become available.