Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - Final Consultation

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.  In Bolton’s case, the Cabinet will consider the GMSF on 2nd November 2020.

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 than 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 we will make Greater Manchester one of the best places to live and work in the world. It is being produced by all 10 councils working together in partnership, which will ensure that we have the right land available in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need up to 2037. It will also identity the new infrastructure such as transport, schools, health centres and utility networks required to achieve this.