by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2019
The public consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is now open.
The GMSF is the plan to provide space for an extra 202,000 new houses in Greater Manchester over the next 20 years.
More information and submit your response in the consultation here. The consultation closes on 18 March 2019.
Investigations by Bury’s Liberal Democrat councillors has revealed the scale of the unfair way Prestwich and Whitefield have been treated in the GMSF.
Greenbelt to be lost under GMSF proposals:
Across Greater Manchester – 4% of green belt lost
Across Bury – 12% of green belt lost
Bury West – 6% extra green belt provided
Bury East – 2% extra green belt provided
Ramsbottom and Tottington – less than 1% of green belt lost
Radcliffe 11% of Green Belt lost
Whitefield and Unsworth – 35% of green belt lost
Prestwich – 37% of green belt lost
The Mayor of Greater Manchester promised “no net loss of Greenbelt land” – clearly he didn’t apply this to Prestwich or Whitefield….Leave a comment