You may remember that at the start of 2017 there was a consultation held across Greater Manchester on a set of proposals called the spatial framework.

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a plan to identify potential development sites for homes and jobs over the next 18 years.

If you need a reminder you can see an overview of the plans for our area here and my response to the consultation here.

More than 27,000 people responded to the consultation and I’m sure local residents will be interested to know what will happen next.

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has listened to concerns about the use of green belt land and has asked for the proposals to be overhauled.

Work will continue on this in the coming months, and the new plan will be published in June 2018. This will be followed by a new 12-week public consultation period.

The redrafted spatial framework will aim to make the most of Greater Manchester’s brownfield sites and reduce the impact on greenbelt.

I’m very pleased that Andy is putting residents’ views above those of developers. I will be sharing further updates as they become available.

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