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

 

Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment (the spatial framework) 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 final consultation of Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: (the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Publication Plan 2020) will run from December 1, 2020 to January 26, 2021.

The plan will go to the AGMA Executive Board  on October 30, 2020 and then subsequently to the 10 Greater Manchester Councils for approval, prior to the launch of the formal consultation.

The draft plan is available here – and all supporting information can be found on Greater Manchester Combined Authorities website https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/gmsf2020

This is the  final consultation before the plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination , and it is more technical that previous rounds. The Government requires us to ask people whether our plans, and the evidence on which they are based, meet national planning law requirements – these are called the “tests of soundness”. This is what we will be consulting on and this will be clearly explained in the consultation, which will be available to respond to at www.gmconsult.org
 

The plan:

  • sets out how Greater Manchester should develop up until 2037;
  • identifies the amount of new development that will come forward across the 10 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
 

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.

The GMSF will be hugely important for the future prosperity of Tameside and proposes:

  • To prioritise the regeneration of brownfield land within the urban area for homes and jobs;
  • To help meet the housing need of our residents by creating new places following Garden Village principles, providing much needed affordable homes; and
  • To identify the physical and social infrastructure that is needed to support new development such as new roads, public transport, and education and health facilities.
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