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Planzine - GMSF Special - Edition 17 (January 2019)


Greater Manchester's plan for homes, jobs and the environment now out to consultation

Greater Manchester's plan for homes, jobs and the environment

Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (also known as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework or GMSF) is a plan that ensures enough land is secured in the right places to deliver the jobs and homes needed to create thriving and sustainable communities right across the city-region until 2037. The last draft consulted on in late 2016 / early 2017 attracted 27,000 comments and parts of the plan have been drastically rewritten.

Following agreement from the 10 Leaders and the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Mayor on 11 January, the GMSF has now been published and is available for comment as part of an 8-week public consultation running until Monday 18 March 2019.

This is an opportunity for those with an interest in the plan to make their views heard.


Come along to a drop-in session

We are holding six drop-in sessions at locations across the borough where you can view the proposals and discuss these in more detail with officers. A full list of the events is available at: How can you find out more and have your say on the GMSF?.


Where to view the document

You can view paper copies of the consultation document and Integrated Assessment at Planning Division reception at 3 Knowsley Place, Bury Town Hall, Tottington Centre and at local libraries during their normal opening hours:

  • Bury Central
  • Prestwich
  • Radcliffe
  • Ramsbottom.

Alternatively, you can access these documents, supporting information and background evidence at: GM Consultation Hub.


Your questions answered

Elton Reservoir Area (3,500 homes)

You may have further questions before you can comment. For detail on the proposals including indicative masterplans of the proposed development, what infrastructure is planned and how sites have been selected, please visit our 'Frequently Asked Questions' section on: Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - Greater Manchester's plan for homes, jobs and the environment.


Access more maps online

You can view the six areas proposed for employment and housing development using our online mapping resource at Maps - Bury's GMSF online mapping, alongside other information such as Bury's existing supply of sites in the urban area and the proposed changes to Bury's Green Belt.


How to make comments

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority are leading the consultation and comments can be made by registering your details at GM Consultation Hub. If you would prefer to respond via email or letter then more details are given at: How can you find out more and have your say on the GMSF?.

Comments must be received by no later than midnight on Monday 18 March 2019.


Next committee

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

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