New homes in Stockport form part of a bigger plan as leaders decide whether to approve the draft plan of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF).
Leaders of all 10 Greater Manchester Local Authorities will meet this Friday, 28th October, to decide on whether to approve the draft plan of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF).
If approved, residents will be able to have their say on the GMSF proposals through an eight-week consultation period starting on 31st October.
The GMSF is an ambitious plan to establish homes, jobs and green space across the region over the next 20 years, along with identifying the new infrastructure (such as transport links and utility networks) required to achieve this.
As Stockport Council plays an important role in the aspirations of Greater Manchester, as well as playing an active role in this process, the local Council are also getting ready to review their own local plan so that they can manage this planned growth.
The GMSF could see 19,300 new homes built in Stockport by 2035 and new additions of industrial, warehousing and office spaces to accommodate the jobs we want to bring closer to home, so our residents can have as many opportunities in life as they deserve.
Our main priority is to build on brownfield land but some loss of our Green Belt land may be necessary to accommodate the new homes, jobs and transport infrastructure needed to create sustainable neighbourhoods.
Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader at Stockport Council, said: “The GMSF proposals aim to ensure we meet the needs of our growing local economy and population.
“Any development plan needs to maximise the use of brownfield sites, minimise the impact on the Green Belt, and ensure that modern infrastructure properly supports new homes.
“It’s also important to note that nothing has been decided yet – this is an open consultation and I’d like to encourage all residents to participate and have their say on this plan.”