Places for Everyone

A joint plan of nine local authorities

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UPDATE: 04/10/21 - Places for Everyone Consultation now closed

The Places for Everyone Publication consultation closed on October 3rd, 2021.

Any responses to representations received during the period of consultation (August 9, 2021 until October 3, 2021) will be submitted electronically to the Secretary of State for consideration by the Planning Inspector(s) as part of the Examination in Public and published in due course. This website, including the Places for Everyone 2021 Consultation Map, will remain open to the public.

All documents relating to the consultation will remain on the GMCA pages:

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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

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?

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 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.

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, or follow the joint plan on Twitter.

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