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Spatial Framework 2016 Draft - archived information

Spatial Framework 2016 Draft - archived information

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation closed March, 18th 2019 and responses are currently being reviewed.

NOTE: The 2016 draft has now been superseded by Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment - Greater Manchester's Spatial Framework (2019 Draft). Information on the 2016 draft is provided for archive reference purposes only.

In October 2016, the Combined Authority published its first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. This draft has now been superseded, but is included here for your reference.

More than 27,000 responses were received as part of the initial consultation into the first draft of the framework.   Both positive and negative issues were raised during the initial consultation. These included:

  • Concerns about the amount of greenbelt land allocated for development. This was the single biggest issue which was raised during the consultation process.
  • Others recognised the need for new housing of all types and welcomed the ambition in the plan to provide much-needed housing
  • Concerns around effects on the environment and air quality
  • The potential for job creation which the GMSF highlights was welcomed.
  • The need to link developments to infrastructure improvements
  • The types of housing and jobs being created.