Greater Manchester spatial framework

Over the next twenty years there is a need to deliver continued sustainable economic growth, creating more jobs and new homes for the people of Greater Manchester.

The ten local authorities in Greater Manchester are working together on a joint plan called the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) this is being prepared to ensure that new homes and jobs are provided in the right places with the transport infrastructure (roads, rail, Metrolink) needed to support communities and manage growth sustainably.

The draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework sets out:

  • How much housing and employment land is needed and the distribution between each district up to 2035.
  • A number of strategic sites across Greater Manchester to assist in meeting these requirements
  • The importance of infrastructure such as, health, education, transport, green spaces and utilities to support neighbourhoods and employment.
  • Ways to protect and improve the natural environment.

The draft GMSF consultation period running between 31 October and 16 January 2017 has now ended and any comments received during this period will be considered and used to inform the next stage of the GMSF.

If you would like to know more about the GMSF and stay informed please visit the GMCA webpage and register your name and details on the GMSF Consultation Portal.    

If you would like to view the responses to the draft GMSF consultation please visit the consultation responses web page.

This page was last updated on 16 November 2017

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