The timetable for Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment - also known as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - was discussed at today's Combined Authority meeting.
Below is a comment from Salford City Mayor and Greater Manchester lead for Housing, Homelessness and Infrastructure, Paul Dennett:
“Today we agreed at a Combined Authority meeting in Bury that the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation will go to a special Combined Authority meeting in January next year. That will then trigger an eight week consultation, providing the 10 Leaders of Greater Manchester and the Mayor agree to the draft consultation documentation.
“We also know that at this moment Government are consulting on local housing need numbers, a consultation that runs to December 7. After then we understand that the government will formally respond to their consultation. However, we do anticipate going live with the next phase of the Spatial Framework in mid- to late-January next year.
"Following the first phase of consultation we will then go through a period of analysis. That will consider the responses received from residents within Greater Manchester and other stakeholders. We will then look to consult again in the summer of 2019.
“Before we go out to consultation for a second time the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework will be taken to all the local authorities and councils within the city-region for discussion, debate and ultimately sign-off.”