Consultation on Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment

Consultation on Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment

(the spatial framework)


The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation closed March, 18th 2019 and responses are currently being reviewed.

What is this plan and why do we need it?

This plan is about providing the right homes, in the right places, for people across our city region. It’s about creating jobs and improving infrastructure to ensure the future prosperity of Greater Manchester.

The plan talks about jobs and homes, but it’s about so much more than bricks and mortar. It's about reducing inequalities, improving the lives of our residents, and transforming Greater Manchester into the world-leading city-region we know it can be.

We have to prove we have enough land available to deliver the homes people need up until 2037. If we don't, we will have less control over the future shape of Greater Manchester, and growth will take place without being properly planned for the benefit of all.

If we get this plan right, we can do it our way and steer development in a way that works for us - delivering the coordinated, strategic improvements we need in the city region.

Where to view Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment

The plan for Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (the spatial framework) can be viewed online or downloaded as a pdf:

Navigating the information

This is a lengthy, complex plan supported by detailed technical and legal information. To try and make it as easy as possible for you to navigate your way through the information, we have put together a library of supporting information.

The consultation is now closed.
Why did we consult and what happens next?

The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and Environment (Spatial Framework) consultation ran from 14 January to 18 March 2019. Local people are the driving force behind Greater Manchester's success. It's important that local people were able to have their say on the future of the place they call home, and help shape its transition into a world-leading city region.

Following this consultation, we are currently in the process of reviewing all the responses we received and considering how we need to review the plan in light of what you’ve said.

Our timetable is:

  • 21 January 2019 – first phase of consultation began
  • 18 March 2019 – first phase of consultation closed
  • Spring and Summer 2019 - Analysis and publication of feedback and responses before second phase of consultation begins
  • Autumn 2019 – second phase of consultation begins
  • March 2020 – planning inspectors check our consultation processes and what we’ve done with the feedback (examination phase)
  • December 2020 – publication of the final plan ready to roll out
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