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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.

A Revised Draft plan has now been put together by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which comprises the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the leaders of Greater Manchester's ten local councils. 

The formal public consultation period for the Revised Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) commences on Monday 21 January and ends 11:59pm on Monday 18 March 2019. The easiest and preferred way to respond is by the online consultation hub.

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.


The proposed new plan will add 140 hectares of land to the Green Belt and remove 215 hectares of land from the Green Belt. Overall, this mean 74 hectares of land or 1.5% of the total Green Belt would be lost to deliver homes and jobs – however this is a 82% reduction in the loss of Tameside’s Green Belt compared to what was proposed in the first draft of the GMSF consulted on in 2016.

The plan is available view at

In addition to viewing the documents online, from the 21 January 2019 you will also be able to view paper copies of the GMSF at all of Tameside’s libraries and at the Customer Service Reception during normal opening hours:

  • Ashton Customer Services, Clarence Arcade, Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7PT.
  • Tameside Central Library – Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SG
  • Denton Library – Town Hall, Market Street, Denton, M34 2AP
  • Droylsden Library – Manchester Road, Droylsden, M43 6EP
  • Dukinfield Library – Concord Way, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB
  • Hattersley Library – The Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT
  • Hyde Library – Town Hall, Greenfield Street, Hyde, SK14 1AL
  • Mossley Library – George Lawton Hall, Stamford Street, Mossley, OL5 0HR
  • Stalybridge Library – Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN


Please note that during the consultation period Tameside Central Library and the Customer Services Centre are expected to move to the following location:

  • Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6BH


We will also be holding a series of drop-in events to enable residents and interested parties to view the latest proposals and to discuss these with officers at the following locations:

  • 31 Jan                    Tameside Central Library | Ashton 3-7pm
  • 5 Feb                     The HUB | Hattersley 3-7pm
  • 8 Feb                     Ryecroft Hall | Audenshaw 2-5pm
  • 12 Feb                   Dukinfield Town Hall 3-7pm
  • 14 Feb                   Guardsman Tony Downes House | Droylsden 3-7pm
  • 19 Feb                   Denton Festival Hall 3-7pm
  • 20 Feb                   Stalybridge Civic Hall 3-7pm
  • 27 Feb                   Hyde Town Hall 3-7pm
  • 28 Feb                   George Lawton Hall | Mossley 3-7pm


Comments on the Revised Draft Plan may be made in writing:


Please ensure that any comments are submitted before the close of the consultation period.

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