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


The Revised Draft Plan 2019

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.

A Revised Draft plan was published for formal public consultation between 21 January and 18 March 2019. 

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.


Responses to Consultation on the Revised Draft Plan 2019

Responses to the 2019 consultation on Greater Manchester’s Plan for Jobs, Homes and the Environment (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework) can be found in two places –

  1. Via On this site, people can see a list of all of the responses, as they were completed. This includes all letters and emails (that have been manually entered) – as well as the responses made via the portal. People will not be able to search for responses here.
  2. Alternatively, people can see all responses on the Combined Authority website where people can access an excel sheet of all of the responses that were made, including being able to search for their own response, responses made by question number and responses in their local area. There is also the ability to search for all of the additional information and responses that people submitted as attachments.

If you have any enquiries at all, then please email the Combined Authority on -

The next consultation on the plan will happen in Summer 2020.

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