Greenbelt Development in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is preparing to publish the second version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, the joint plan that will provide the land for jobs and new homes across the ten local authority areas which make up Greater Manchester. The joint plan sets out ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world.


02/07/2018 - New population figures delay spatial framework until October 2018
25/05/2018 - Spatial framework consultation delayed by one month
06/04/2018 - Spring News - Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
03/11/2017 - Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - November 2017 Update


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Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (2018)

Following a period of consultation on the draft spatial framework published in October 2016, the second draft of the plan is currently being developed, with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) expected to publish it in October 2018. Following publication of the draft plan, there will be a 12-week consultation with the public.

GMCA states that the redrafted spatial framework will aim to make the most of Greater Manchester’s brownfield sites and reduce the impact on greenbelt. It has been accepted, however, that some greenbelt land will need to be released to achieve the development numbers which are expected to be included within the framework.

Results Communications is undertaking some early engagement research within Greater Manchester, and we are keen to find out what you think about developing on greenbelt land.

Please tell us what you think by completing this survey.