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GMSF Delayed Again?

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2019

It looks like the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework could be delayed AGAIN, with no further proposals now until AFTER next May’s local and Mayoral elections…….. The current draft proposals would see Prestwich lose around 40% of its green belt land for development with 2,700 houses on green field sites to the east of Prestwich.

The Planning news service Place North West and the Manchester Evening News (click for the full news stories) have both reported that the Framework has been delayed again. Under the existing timescale for the GMSF, the next version would have come forward this September, before being signed off by all 10 boroughs in October. A consultation would have followed before Christmas, with the framework being sent to the Planning Inspector in spring 2020.

The latest delay leaves it unlikely that any final form of the framework will come forward before next year’s Mayoral elections, taking place in May 2020. More news when we have it!

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