GMSF Call for Sites Map

A map to view and submit sites to the GMSF Call for Sites

UPDATE 06/02/17: GMSF Call for Sites process to close at the end of February 2017

The GMSF Call for Sites, which has been open since November 2015, is to close at the end of February 2017. All sites submitted up until 23:59 on 28th February 2017 - either through the GMSF Call for Sites map, or via - will continue to be processed in the usual way. After this date the submission function on the website will not be available. Agents, land owners, developers or others seeking to promote a new site after this date should contact the relevant district local authority in which the site is located.

We will continue to publish information on submitted sites on a regular basis, and these will all be visible on the GMSF Call for Sites map, which will still remain publicly accessible.

UPDATE 31/10/16: Further Call for Sites data published

The Call for Sites map now includes layers for the Winter 2015/16 (November 2015 – February 2016), Spring 2016 (February 2016 – mid-July 2016) and Summer 2016 (mid-July 2016 – August 2016) Call for Sites. Map users can now view sites that were submitted as part of each call as separate layers on the map. Additionally, redacted user submitted information for all of the existing Calls for Sites releases are available as spreadsheets. You can access these by clicking on the small    button next to the layer names in the right hand panel on the map, or by accessing the files here.

The publication of these sites does not imply that planning permission would necessarily be granted for development. These sites 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 GMSF Consultation, accessible at the GMSF Consultation portal, provides the first opportunity to comment on the proposed spatial strategy and this will continue to be developed in the light of the consultation responses.

About the map

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework development sites map:

Sites already identified for built development

Sites that we consider will be developed between 2015 and 2035 for new housing, offices and industry and warehousing are shown on the map. Some of these sites already have planning permission for development, whilst those that do not have permission are considered to be compliant with the current planning policy frameworks that are currently in place across Greater Manchester.

Although we have identified development sites this does not imply that planning permission would necessarily be granted for development (where a sites does not already have permission). All planning applications will continue to be treated on their own merits. Furthermore our assessment was a snapshot as of 1 April 2015; inevitably there have been changes to some of the sites since then relating to the scale and form of development identified on them, when they will come forward etc.

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Call for sites – suggesting additional sites for built development

As well as the development sites that we have already identified we would like you to suggest any new additional sites for new housing, offices and industry / warehousing. If a site is already on the map then please do not submit it to us again. Sites of any size and in any location can be submitted.

We need you to draw the boundary of each site you are suggesting to us on the interactive map and then provide us with your contact details and information about the site using the online form that appears once the boundary has been plotted. The information we would like you to provide includes: the proposed use and estimated capacity of the site; the availability of the site and when it is likely to be developed; and whether the site is suitable and achievable for development. You may find the Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure map helpful in submitting your response.

You can watch a video showing the process for submitting a site to us, and / or download instructions.

The preference is that new sites are submitted to us through the interactive map. You can however download and return a form and location plan to us with details of each new suggested site . The form includes details of how you can send it back to us.

Privacy statement

The information you supply on this form will be used to inform the development of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

The Joint GMCA/AGMA Executive Board will publish information relating to sites submitted in response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - Call for Sites. This may include information submitted on this form including your personal information which may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Data Protection Act 1998. If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential please tell us, but be aware that we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

Contact the team

If you have any queries in relation to commenting on the development sites we have already identified and / or submitting additional development sites, you can get in touch with us by email at:



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