Welcome to MappingGM; the home of Greater Manchester mapped data.

GMSF Consultation 2016

The Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Consultation is released on Monday 31st October 2016. To access the Consultation, and the associated maps, please visit to register.

MappingGM provides a range of maps that you can use to explore Greater Manchester’s housing, planning and infrastructure data. The maps are open for you to use, and most of the data used is freely available to download.

There are currently two maps available on the site: the Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure map (GMODIN) and the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) Call for Sites map.


The Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure map (GMODIN) was funded by the Cabinet Office’s Release of Data Fund. The map is designed to provide developers and planners with infrastructure and housing related information across Greater Manchester on a single, easily accessible map. The map brings together data from the public sector and the private sector to provide a general overview of physical, social and green infrastructure. You can access the map here.

Contact the team

If you have any queries, comments or updates to make regarding GMODIN, then you can get in touch with our mapping team by email

GMSF Call for Sites

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is a joint plan across Greater Manchester that will aim to ensure that we have the right land in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need up to 2035. It will be the overarching development plan within which Greater Manchester’s ten local planning authorities can identify more detailed sites for jobs and homes in their own area.

As part of this work, we need to understand both the future demand for employment and housing land, and the supply of development land available. Over the winter 2015/16 and spring 2016 we asked local residents, businesses and land owners and developers to identify sites they think could be suitable for housing or employment development.

This will help to determine whether there are areas of land available for development that individual districts or Greater Manchester are not currently aware of.

The sites submitted so far are available to view here so people are aware of all the ideas and proposals. These sites, shown coloured purple on the map, are promoted by owners/developers and have no endorsement as sites for future development by Greater Manchester and its constituent 10 districts. Decisions on whether sites will or will not be supported will be made as we develop the GMSF. The draft plan in October will provide the first opportunity to comment on the proposed spatial strategy and this will continue to be developed in the light of the consultation responses.

The call for sites remains open and you can submit any sites that you feel are suitable here.

Contact the team

If you have any queries, comments or updates to make regarding the GMSF Call for Sites, then you can get in touch with us by email

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