The Places for Everyone consultation is now underway with residents able to give their views on the plan at www.GMConsult.org until Sunday 3 October.
Places for Everyone is a long-term plan of nine Greater Manchester districts (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) for jobs, new homes, and sustainable growth.
The plan will determine the kind of development that takes place across the city-region, maximising the use of brownfield land and urban spaces while protecting green belt land from the risk of unplanned development. It will also ensure all new developments are sustainably integrated into Greater Manchester’s transport network or supported by new infrastructure.
The plan is the result of a process that began with the publication of the first Greater Manchester Spatial Framework in 2016, and has been informed by the feedback received from residents, businesses and the development industry. What is considered the final plan, the one that is intended to be submitted to the Secretary of State, has now been produced.
Before that happens, residents can have their say. Following the consultation, it’s intended to submit the plan to the Secretary of State, together with all the supporting documents/background evidence and any representations received during this final stage of consultation. Independent Inspector(s) will then be appointed to undertake an independent examination into the plan.
In Tameside, the plan will be on public display at the Wellbeing Corner in Ashton Market Hall and hard copies of the plan will be available to view at libraries.
You can read the plan and supporting documents in full and find out more information about the proposals by going to www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/placesforeveryone. You can also send a consultation response by email to email@example.com or by post to: Planning and Housing team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Broadhurst House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6EU.