The Places for Everyone Publication consultation closed on October 3, 2021.

Any responses to representations received during the period of consultation (August 9, 2021 until October 3, 2021) will be submitted electronically to the Secretary of State for consideration by the Planning Inspector(s) as part of the Examination in Public and published in due course and these webpages will be updated.

All documents relating to the consultation are remaining on this page for information.  

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Places for Everyone is a long-term plan of nine Greater Manchester districts (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) for jobs, new homes, and sustainable growth. It has been published by the GMCA on behalf of the nine districts.

The plan is a joint development plan of the nine districts which will determine the kind of development that takes place in their boroughs, maximising the use of brownfield land and urban spaces while protecting Green Belt land from the risk of unplanned development.

It will also ensure all new developments are sustainably integrated into Greater Manchester’s transport network or supported by new infrastructure.

The plan is the result of a process that began as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) in 2014, and has been informed by the feedback received from residents, businesses and the development industry to previous consultations on that Plan. The nine districts decided to continue to produce a joint plan following the withdrawal of Stockport Council from the GMSF.

We have now produced what we consider to be our final plan, the one we want to submit to the Secretary of State.

This plan:

  • sets out how the nine boroughs should develop up until 2037;
  • identifies the amount of new development that will come forward across the 9 districts, in terms of housing, offices, and industry and warehousing, and the main areas in which this will be focused;
  • supports the delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities;
  • protects the important environmental assets across the city region;
  • allocates sites for employment and housing outside of the existing urban area; and
  • defines a new Green Belt boundary for Greater Manchester

Before we submit the plan, we want you to tell us if you think the plan is ‘sound’ as set out in Government policy and whether we have complied with the necessary legal requirements.

The consultation is open between 9 August and 3 October 2021 (GMConsult)

Following this we intend to submit the plan to the Secretary of State, together with all the supporting documents / background evidence and any representations received during this final stage of consultation. Independent Inspector(s) will then be appointed to undertake an independent examination into the plan.

By clicking below you can read the plan and supporting / background evidence documents in full and find out more information about the proposals and how to respond.

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The Plan

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Consultation 2021: How to make a response

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Supporting and Background Evidence Documents

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Archive/Previous Consultation

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