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’ve now reviewed this feedback and worked with partners across the Districts now involved, to refine the plan.
- In December 2020, Stockport Council withdrew from the GMSF. The remaining nine authorities have agreed to progress a joint plan.
- We are now sharing our ‘publication plan’, alongside feedback to all the responses received to the 2019 consultation.
This final version of the plan is the ‘Publication Plan’ - the plan that the nine local authorities intend to submit to the Secretary of State for examination. This is a formal stage of consultation and at this stage of consultation we are asking you whether you think the GMSF meets the ‘tests of soundness’, is legally compliant and if we have met our duty to co-operate. More information can be found on these areas of work on www.gmconsult.org as part of the consultation.
Guide to using the maps
The maps on MappingGM are also embedded throughout the consultation, and accessible through the virtual exhibition space. This guide will provide you with more information on how to use and navigate the maps.
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