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Planzine - Edition 18 (October 2019)

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News Spotlight

Get involved in shaping new guidance for building new extensions to homes

The Council are currently seeking your views as part of a 6-week public consultation on draft revised Supplementary Planning Document 6 relating to 'Alterations and Extensions to Residential Properties'.

Are you a builder that specialises in domestic extensions of varying types and sizes? Are you a resident with an interest in the design and layout criteria that the Council may consider when making a decision, such as appropriate distances between houses? Should you wish to make a contribution, we welcome comments by the closing date of 5pm on Monday 21 October 2019.

More details of where the document can be viewed and how to comment are available on our Supplementary planning advice page..


Responses to the Spatial Framework can now be viewed online

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) was subject to a 12-week public consultation earlier this year and attracted in excess of 60,000 comments from around 17,500 respondents.

The Council's GMSF consultation sets out two ways in which you can view the comments and additional information that was submitted. If you made a comment on the document you will have received an email or letter from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) giving you a direct web link to where this can be viewed on the consultation portal.

Leaders intend to take time to carefully examine the feedback and work to implement any proposed changes in a revised third draft of the proposals. A timetable has been developed for another period of public engagement into the New Year with publication of a new draft and subsequent further formal public consultation scheduled for summer 2020.

If you have any enquiries on the above please contact the GMCA team at

Taking action to boost the building of new homes

Bury's Housing Delivery Test Action Plan has been published to set out what the Council intends to do to increase the number of new homes built across the borough. This was in response to evidence published by the Government in February 2019 which found that Bury had built 60% of new homes needed between 2015/16 and 2017/18.

The action plan can be found on our Housing Land page..

Next committee

Please visit Planing control committee meetings for details of our forthcoming committee meetings.

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