Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

1. Public consultation for GMSF

The first formal consultation on the first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) ran from 31 October 2016 to 16 January 2017. All comments received during this period have been considered and used to inform how the plan is taken forward.

We are now currently consulting on Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment, also known as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, and residents are currently being invited to share their views.

The second draft of the GMSF formally commences consultation on 21st January until 18th March 2019.

You can view the plan and all the supporting documents on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website.

The plan sets out how we will make Greater Manchester one of the best places to live and work in the world.

The plan sets out how we will make Greater Manchester one of the best places to live and work in the world. It is being produced by all 10 councils working together in partnership, which will ensure that we have the right land available in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need up to 2035.

It will also identify the new infrastructure such as transport, schools, health centres and utility networks required to achieve this.

There are several ways to have your say on the plans:

The consultation is running for eight weeks and all comments must be received by March 18 2019.

As well as the online availability copies of the documents are available for public inspection at the Council’s main reception at Fred Perry House on Edward Street (between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and between 8.30am and 4.30pm Fridays) and at all libraries in Stockport during their regular opening hours.

Consultation events are also being held to allow people to view the documents and talk to planners. For further details of events in Stockport use the button below.

View GMSF consultation events in Stockport

All Greater Manchester events can be found on the consultation platform -

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework FAQs

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