I have written several times about the importance of public engagement with the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. If you have not yet responded to the consultation, please click here for details on how to do so. You have until Monday 16th January to make any submissions.
While I have no formal role in the process I have been making representations on behalf of local residents to both the Leader of Bolton Council and the acting Mayor of Greater Manchester.
I have also responded to the consultation myself. I am very concerned by plans to develop large portions of our green belt land, the type of housing that is proposed, the lack of a clear plan for infrastructure and public services, and the poor level of public engagement in this process.
You can read my full response to the consultation by clicking here.