Places for Everyone

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.

Consultation on Places for Everyone

We have now produced what we consider to be our final plan, the one we want to submit to the Secretary of State.

Before we do that, we want you to tell us if you think the plan is ‘sound’ as required by Government policy (paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework), and whether we have complied with the necessary legal requirements. A period for representations is taking place between 9 August and 3 October 2021.

Following this we intend to submit the plan to the Secretary of State, together with all the supporting documents / background evidence and any representations received during this final stage of consultation. Independent Inspector(s) will then be appointed to undertake an independent examination into the plan. This examination will take place in 2022.

You can read the plan and supporting documents in full and find out more information about the proposals on the GMCA Places for Everyone page. A paper copy of the plan is available to view at each of the city’s libraries and Gateway centres, that are currently open, during normal opening hours. Comment forms and guidance notes are also available in these locations. Further details about where and when paper copies of the plan can be viewed in Salford is set out below.

Inspection locations 

The libraries set out below are open at the time this notice was published; this may be subject to change if COVID-19 restrictions are amended.

Please note, appointments for browsing and PC use are currently required at some of these libraries and appointments can be made by calling the libraries using the telephone numbers detailed below. Please note all libraries are closed on Sunday.

Library location Phone number Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Boothstown Library,
Community Centre, Standfield
Drive, Boothstown, M28 1NB
0161 799
6549
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed 10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed 10am to 1pm
Broughton Library, Community
Hub, 50 Rigby Street, Salford,
M7 4BQ
0161 686
5405
10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm Closed
Cadishead Library, 126
Liverpool Road, Cadishead, M44
5AN
0161 775
3457
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed Closed Closed Closed
Eccles Library, Eccles Gateway,
28 Barton Lane, Eccles, M30
OTJ
0161 607
8237
10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 1pm
Height Library, King Street,
Salford, M6 7GY
0161 921
2240
Closed Closed 10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 1pm
Irlam Library, Hurst Fold,
Liverpool Road, Irlam, M44 6FD
0161 775
3566
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5pm
Closed 10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5pm
Closed 10am to 1pm
Little Hulton Library, Longshaw
Drive, Little Hulton, M28 0AZ
0161 790
4201
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed Closed 10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 1pm
Pendleton Library, Pendleton
Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Salford,
M6 5FX
0161 686
5421
10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 1pm
Swinton Library, Swinton
Gateway, 100 Chorley Road,
Swinton, M27 6BP
0161 793
3736
10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 9am to 12pm
Walkden Library, Walkden
Gateway, 2 Smith Street,
Walkden, M28 3EZ
0161 607
6639
10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 1pm
Winton Library, Old Parrin Lane,
Winton, M30 8BY
0161 921
2180
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed 10am to 12.30pm;
1.30pm to 5.30pm
Closed 10am to 1pm

Implications for Salford

Places for Everyone focuses on directing development towards brownfield sites in the urban areas. In Salford the vast majority of new offices will be located in City Centre Salford and at least 85% of new housing will be on brownfield land.

However, there is not enough land in the urban area to meet housing and employment needs, which means there is an exceptional case for limited release of Green Belt land. In Salford, there are four sites currently in the Green Belt that are proposed to be allocated for development:

  • Hazelhurst Farm: 400 homes
  • Land East of Boothstown: 300 homes
  • North of Irlam Station: 800 homes
  • Port Salford Extension: 320,000sqm of employment floorspace, primarily for logistics and port related activity, with potential for advanced manufacturing. It will use road, rail and water (tri-modal) to move freight

Topic Papers have been produced for each of the allocations, outlining the key issues and the associated evidence base. These are available to download below.

Importantly Places for Everyone also identifies additional land that should be designated as Green Belt. Overall, once the additional new Green Belt is taken into account, there would be an overall increase of 54 hectares (133 acres) of Green Belt across Salford as a result of proposals in the plan.

Further information on the implications of Places for Everyone for Salford are set out in the Council and Cabinet report that was approved by councillors on 21 July 2021.

How to make comments

The public consultation on Places for Everyone will take place through the GMCA consultation portal from Monday 9 August 2021 until Sunday 3 October 2021 (consultation closes at 11.45pm).

You can also send consultation responses as follows:

The council held two online events using Microsoft Teams where we provided details about Places for Everyone, focusing on the allocations that are in Salford. Further details are as follows:

Date and time

Area of the city

Proposed allocations

Tuesday 14 September 2021 – 6pm to 7pm

Irlam and Cadishead

  • North of Irlam Station
  • Port Salford Extension

Thursday 16 September 2021 – 7pm to 8pm

Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook

  • Land east of Boothstown
  • Hazelhurst Farm

This page was last updated on 23 September 2021

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