Development Plan

4. Greater Manchester policies

The Greater Manchester Waste Plan forms part of the statutory Development Plan for each of the 10 Greater Manchester authorities. It will be used alongside district specific planning documents for the purpose of determining planning applications.


The Greater Manchester Minerals Plan provides a sound, sub-regional, planning policy framework. It also sets out a clear guide to minerals operators and the public about where mineral extraction may take place. The plan provides the safeguarding of sensitive environmental features and the sustainable transportation of minerals.


MappingGM provides a range of maps used to explore Greater Manchester's housing, planning and infrastructure data.