Stockport residents have been given more time to feedback on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
Following a meeting of Greater Manchester leaders, a decision has been made to extend the deadline for public consultation on the draft version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The closing date for comments is now Monday 16 January 2017.
Stockport residents have been taking part in the consultation since October where events have taken place across the borough.
Stockport Council have already had high levels of feedback from the community including 32,000 visits to the GMSF consultation website to find out more about the proposals and how to respond to the draft plan.
Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “This is an important plan and it has already generated a huge amount of public interest. Over 32,000 people have looked at the consultation website to find out more and how to respond to the draft plan. The deadline extension follows feedback from stakeholders across Greater Manchester who have asked for more time to consider the draft documentation. The consultation period will now run for around 12 weeks – six weeks more than the time needed for statutory consultations.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank people who have already got involved with the consultation – we want to hear the views from as many people as possible so we can meet the needs of our local area.”
People can take part in the consultation until 16 January in a number of ways, including:
• online: GMSF draft plan
• by post:
Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team
PO Box 532
• email: send your responses, including your name and local authority, to GMSF@agma.gov.uk
The second draft will be published in 2017 and there will be further consultation around this and then again before the plan is adopted in 2018 when the public will be given the opportunity to make their representation to an independent inspector.
Photo: 4,000 new homes in Stockport proposed for greenbelt land in High Lane as part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework