Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Document

Update From Iain

*To Sign the On-Line Petition to “Save Our Greenfields” then please scroll down a few pages to it*

The GMSF is a joint statutory development plan produced by the ten Greater Manchester districts.  It provides a policy basis for determining planning applications through to 2035. The 225 page document can now be viewed on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Web-Site – https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

The GMSF sets out a strategic vision and policy context for the sub-region and identifies:-

–        Level of housing and employment across Greater Manchester

–        Strategic sites to meet needs

–        Land for protection

–        Infrastructure requirements to accommodate growth

–        New Green Belt boundary

The public consultation on the document will take place between the 31st October and the 23rd December 2016.  Bury Council will also be holding an “Open Day” to the public so all the sites identified in the framework can be viewed at The Elizabethan Suite, Manchester Rd, Bury from 12pm -7pm. 

All stakeholders, including members of the public, are encouraged to have their say and views will be considered before a final draft is published in 2017 when another period of consultation will be held. The link below is where you can register to participate in the draft consultation. If you can’t click on it on your laptop/tablet/smartphone then just copy and paste it into your URL address bar.


Also, if you haven’t yet signed my petition to stop further building on the Greenbelt in Tottington and Walshaw please scroll down to it on this Web-Site. I’m planning to present it to Bury Council no Monday 21st November at 2pm when the open day mentioned above is running.  Regardless of what the final GMSF document says, it is my understanding that Bury Council’s Planning committee will ultimately be responsible for approving or declining planning applications in the areas that have been identified.

Best Wishes

Iain Gartside

Councillor for Tottington, Walshaw and Affetside




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