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3. Brownfield and Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

The draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is intended as the overarching development plan for all 10 local authority areas in Greater Manchester, designed to ensure the right land in the right places in order to deliver sites for jobs and homes over the time period to 2035.

Consultation on the first draft of this document finished in January 2017.

The GMSF is based, in part, on housing land availability information correct as of April 2015 and will now consider submissions made through the consultation process. Under the draft GMSF, Stockport is required to identify sites for 19,300 new homes over the proposed 20 years plan period (2015-2035).

These sites must be demonstrably deliverable for development within this time period. The Stockport evidence underpinning the current draft GMSF based on 2015 data indicates that to date we have been able to identify 7,200 units within the urban area.

The shortfall is currently having to be made up with the allocation of enough land to deliver 12,100 new homes on land which is currently located within the Green Belt.