On 14 February 2022, nine councils in Greater Manchester submitted the Places for Everyone plan to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Three Independent Inspectors have been appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan. All information and documents in relation to the examination are available to view on the Places for Everyone examination website.
Places for Everyone is a long-term plan of nine Greater Manchester districts (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) for jobs, new homes, and sustainable growth. It has been prepared by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on behalf of the nine districts.
The plan will determine the kind of development that takes place across the city-region, maximising the use of brownfield land and urban spaces while protecting green belt land from the risk of unplanned development. It will also ensure all new developments are sustainably integrated into Greater Manchester’s transport network or supported by new infrastructure.
The plan is the result of a process that began with the publication of the first Greater Manchester Spatial Framework in 2016 and has been informed by the feedback received from residents, businesses and the development industry. Frequently asked questions in relation to the plan can be downloaded below.
A period of consultation took place on the publication version of Places for Everyone between 9 August 2021 and 3 October 2021. During this consultation period the council held two online events where further information was provided on the plan focusing specifically on the allocations in Salford (details of these allocations can be viewed on our Places for Everyone implications of the plan for Salford page). The implications of the plan for Salford page also includes presentations and an edited, written version of the material presented at these events.
On 14 February 2022 the Places for Everyone plan together with all the supporting documents, background evidence, and representations received during the final stage of public consultation was submitted to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Independent Inspectors will now be appointed to undertake an independent examination into the plan.
All of the submission documents are available to view on the GMCA Places for Everyone webpages. A consultation statement has been published which summaries consultation comments and a provides a response to them. Appendices B2, C18, C27 and C31 of the consultation statement meet the requirements of paragraph 3.49 of the city council’s Statement of Community Involvement (Adobe PDF format, 9.3mb).
On 1 March 2022, the Secretary of State appointed three planning inspectors to conduct an independent examination of the Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan Document.
Programme officers have also been appointed by the GMCA to assist in the organisation and administration of the examination and act as the point of contact for any person who has an interest in the examination.
All of the information and documents published to date in relation to the examination are available to view on the Places for Everyone examination website. The contact details for the Programme Officers can also be viewed on the examination website.
The inspectors have published a provisional hearings programme and list of participants (document IN12 - Adobe PDF format). This identifies that hearings will start on Tuesday 1 November 2022 and run until Thursday 30 March 2023. In accordance with Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) a Notice of examination hearings has been published. This can be downloaded below.
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This page was last updated on 13 September 2022