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 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 and selectively releasing some sites for housing and employment in key locations.
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 Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) in 2016 and has been informed by the feedback received from residents, businesses and the development industry.
Nine councils in Greater Manchester have now submitted the Places for Everyone plan to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The plan has been submitted together with all the supporting documents, background evidence, and representations received during the final stage of public consultation, which took place from 9 August to 3 October 2021. The submission documents are available to view on the GMCA Places for Everyone webpages.
The Secretary of State has appointed William Fieldhouse BA(Hons) MA MRTPI, Louise Gibbons BA(Hons) MRTPI and Steven Lee BA(Hons) MA MRTPI to hold an independent examination of the Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan Document.
The examination hearings concerning the plan will commence on Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 9:30am. They are expected to run until Thursday 30 March 2023. Hearings are to take place at the former Manchester Fire and Rescue Training Centre, Cassidy Close, Manchester M4 5HU. Full details in can be found in the Notice of Examination Hearings (Regulation 24).