Over the next 20 years there is a need to deliver continued sustainable economic growth, creating more jobs and new homes for the people of Greater Manchester.

The ten local authorities in Greater Manchester are working together on a joint plan called the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). This is to ensure that new homes and jobs are provided in the right places with the transport and infrastructure to support the communities and manage growth sustainability.

The draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework sets out:

  • How much housing and employment land is needed up to 2035.
  • A number of strategic sites across Greater Manchester to assist in meeting these requirements.
  • The importance of infrastructure such as health, education, transport, green spaces and utilities to support neighbourhoods and employment.
  • Ways to protect and improve the natural environment.

Formal consultation on the first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has now ended. All comments received during this period will be considered and used to inform how the plan is taken forward.

 You can find out more about the GMSF and stay informed here.