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Places for Everyone

The nine Places for Everyone local planning authorities are inviting views on the Modifications Consultation 2023 from 11 October 2023 and ending at 23:59 on 6 December 2023.

View the Modifications Documentation and further information about the consultation (GMCA webpage)

View and comment on the consultation portal GM Consult (external webpage)

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. It has been published by the GMCA on behalf of the nine districts.

The plan is a joint development plan of the nine districts which will determine the kind of development that takes place in their boroughs, 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 as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) in 2014, and has been informed by the feedback received from residents, businesses and the development industry to previous consultations on that Plan. The nine districts decided to continue to produce a joint plan following the withdrawal of Stockport Council from the GMSF in December 2020.

We have produced what we consider to be our final plan that we submitted to the Secretary of State.

This plan:

  • sets out how the nine boroughs should develop up until 2037;
  • identifies the amount of new development that will come forward across the 9 districts, in terms of housing, offices, and industry and warehousing, and the main areas in which this will be focused;
  • supports the delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities;
  • protects the important environmental assets across the city region;
  • allocates sites for employment and housing outside of the existing urban area; and
  • defines a new Green Belt boundary for Greater Manchester

By clicking below, you can read about the Modifications stage and previous stages of the Plan.