We have a vision for safe, decent and affordable housing – homes to fit the needs and aspirations of current and future citizens.

We will help support the delivery of new homes, revitalise our town centres, and get people connected through better road, rail and tram networks.

And we'll make the most of what our unique area already has going for it: like the vibrant city centre, our busy international airport, and the outstanding surrounding countryside.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment (the spatial framework) has been put together by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which comprises the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the leaders of Greater Manchester's ten local councils.

This plan is about providing the right homes, in the right places, for people across our city region. It’s about creating jobs and improving infrastructure to ensure the future prosperity of Greater Manchester.

The plan talks about jobs and homes, but it’s about so much more than bricks and mortar. It's about reducing inequalities, improving the lives of our residents, and transforming Greater Manchester into the world-leading city-region we know it can be.

Greater Manchester Housing Vision

A Greater Manchester Vision for Housing has been developed setting out our ambitions to tackle the housing crisis in Greater Manchester.

Building homes

We know that Greater Manchester needs more, good quality homes. We’re working hard to identify suitable land and attract developers and investors to build the homes we need.

Strategic infrastructure

A city-region needs excellent infrastructure to make it an attractive place to live, work and invest in.

Revitalising town centres

Our town centres are at the heart of our communities. But they are facing serious challenges.

Private renting

The private rented sector has grown substantially in Greater Manchester over the last fifteen years, and caters for a number of different types of housing need and demand, from traditional segments like student living, temporary accommodation to meet urgent housing need, to an alternative for those unable to access social housing, to mid-market family housing and city centre apartments across a range of price levels.

While most landlords offer a good service, a minority do not and too many homes in our private rented sector are not maintained to the decent standard.

We’re working hard to make a positive difference to the lives of private tenants in Greater Manchester, and drive up standards in the sector.

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