Places for Everyone
We have ambitious plans to give people, communities and businesses hope and confidence for the future. We are a pioneering city-region that is open for business locally and internationally; a thriving, prosperous place that supports everyone to reach their full potential and ensures no-one is left behind.
This map shows the proposals contained within the new joint plan, ‘Places for Everyone’, which is a joint plan between nine Local Authorities – Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan – which aims to bring these ambitions to life.
The map allows you to understand the proposed boundaries of sites, as well as view important contextual information. You can access the map via this page, directly with a URL, or via the consultation on the joint plan, which is available at www.gmconsult.org
The new joint plan will have substantially the same effect on the nine districts as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) 2020. As such, you may wish to view information about the GMSF, and the maps created for it here on MappingGM.
What is this plan and why do we need it?
Our joint plan has been born from a collective ambition to build better, affordable, more sustainable homes so we can all enjoy happier, healthier lives with more opportunities for everyone who lives and works here.
We want to work together to make sure that our areas are dynamic, and attractive places to invest and do business.
To enable us to do this we need to build the right homes, in the right places so we can all live in well-connected and environmentally sustainable villages, towns and cities.
What has happened so far?
- In 2016, working with our leaders and a range of planning specialists, we developed an ambitious, progressive plan that saw us pool the collective resources we have across the city region. We put this plan to the people of Greater Manchester and listened to the feedback of over 27,000 residents and business.
- Based on this feedback we undertook a significant review and rewrote these plans, reducing the impact on our Green Belt and building homes that meet our future needs and enable us to meet our ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2038.
- We went back to our communities and partners in 2019 to check these plans, with 17,000 responses to our updated proposals.
- We reviewed this feedback and worked with partners across the Districts to refine the plan.
- In December 2020, Stockport Council withdrew from the GMSF. The remaining nine authorities agreed to progress a joint plan – Places for Everyone (PfE). That plan was consulted on between 9 August and 3rd October 2021.
- Following consideration of the responses to that consultation, the PfE Plan was submitted for independent examination on 14 February 2022.
- The hearing sessions took place between November2022 and July 2023.
- We consulted on a number of modifications to the PfE Plan between 11 October and 6 December 2023.
- The responses received have now been published on the GMCA website.
- The Inspectors will consider the representations made before finalising their examination report. Further hearing sessions will not usually be held, unless the Inspectors consider them essential to deal with substantial issues raised in the representations, or to ensure fairness. More information can be found in relation to the PfE Plan, including the most recent consultation on the GMCA website.
- An archive of maps which have been created on MappingGM as part of the development of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), and the Places for Everyone (PFE) plan exists, including:
Guide to using the maps
This guide will provide you with more information on how to use and navigate the maps.
Queries and comments
If you would like any further information on the joint plan or the maps used within, you can contact the Planning and Housing team by email.