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The Places for Everyone (PfE) joint development plan document (DPD) 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.

It sets out where we will build the new homes we need, where our businesses will locate to sustain and create jobs for our people, what infrastructure is needed to support the development and to protect and enhance our towns, cities and landscapes. It is proposed to cover a timeframe up to 2039.

You can view Places for Everyone and associated documents via the Combined Authority web site.

Adoption of the Plan

The Inspectors’ Report was received on 14 February 2024 and this marked the end of the examination into the Plan which included public hearing sessions that took place between 1 November 2022 and 5 July 2023. The report sets out the Inspectors’ findings of the examination of PfE and is available to view on the Combined Authority web site.

The Inspectors conclude that all legal requirements have been met and that with the recommended main modifications set out in the Appendix of their report, PfE satisfies the requirements referred to in Section 20(5)(a) of the 2004 Act and is sound.

All nine Councils considered the Inspectors’ recommendations and adopted PfE with effect from 21 March 2024 which means that the Plan is now part of the statutory development plan for each of the nine PfE authorities.

In accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), the Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, the Council has prepared an Adoption Statement which can be downloaded below.

Starting on the day after PfE came into effect (22 March 2024), any person aggrieved by the adoption of the Places for Everyone Plan has six weeks (to 2 May 2024) to make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that:

  1. the Plan is not within the appropriate power conferred by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;
  2. a procedural requirement of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, or its associated Regulations have not been complied with.

The Adoption Statement includes details of where PfE and associated documents are available for inspection and the places and times at which the document can be inspected.

Policies Map

The Places for Everyone Policies map, which is part of Bury's development plan, can be accessed using our online maps, or viewed on the Combined Authority Website.