Planning and regeneration Core Strategy Submission

Evidence Base for previous stages

The first stage in the production of the Core Strategy of the Local Development Framework is currently underway.

It is a requirement of the new planning system that the preparation of the Core Strategy must be informed by an up-to-date evidence base on key aspects of the social, economic and environmental characteristics of an area.

The following studies and monitoring regimes have been undertaken or will be commissioned to provide the necessary evidence base for local development documents and secure baseline information for sustainability appraisal.

This list will expand as issues are identified, other City Council strategies emerge and studies are undertaken:

National Documents

Regional Documents

  • North West Regional Economic Strategy 2006
  • North West Regional Housing Strategy 2005
  • Northern Way Growth Strategy 2004
  • Regional Spatial Strategy (Government Office For The North West, September 2008)


  • Manchester City Region Spatial Strategy September 2006
  • Greater Manchester Strategy 2003
  • Manchester City Region Development Programme
  • Greater Manchester Economic Development Plan 2004/5 - 2006/7
  • Greater Manchester Employment Demand Study 2006
  • Greater Manchester Waste Needs Assessment - Underway
  • Manchester Salford Trafford Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 
  • Greater Manchester Forecasting Model

Baseline Social, economic and environmental Data




  • Economy and Employment Space Study
  • Manchester Economy & Employment Space Study May 2010



  • Parks for all seasons
  • Manchester Strategic Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study PPG17) - (downloadable from the relevant links on this page below)


Area Strategies

  • North Manchester Strategic Regeneration Framework 2003
  • Wythenshawe Strategic Regeneration Framework 2004
  • Wythenshawe Town Centre Masterplan 2006
  • City Centre Strategic Plan 2004-2007
  • Central Manchester Strategic Regeneration Framework 2005

City Wide Open Spaces, Sport & Recreation Study

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