Tameside, along with the other nine councils in Greater Manchester, is preparing the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The GMSF is a plan that will identify the amount of new homes and employment needed across Greater Manchester up to 2037 and the main areas where this will be located.
A Revised Draft of the GMSF was approved by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on 11 January 2019. The formal public consultation period for the Revised Draft GMSF commenced on Monday 21 January and ends 11.59pm on Monday 18 March 2019.
Details of the plan along with the preferred way to respond are available online at: www.gmconsult.org
The GMSF will be hugely important for the future prosperity of Tameside and proposes:
140.4 hectares of land to be added to the Green Belt;
214.5 hectares of land to be removed from the Green Belt;
Overall, this mean 74 hectares of land or 1.5% of the total Green Belt would be lost to deliver homes and jobs;
This is a 82.4% net reduction in the loss of Tameside’s Green Belt compared to what was proposed in the first draft consulted on in 2016.
To prioritise the regeneration of brownfield land within the urban area for homes and jobs;
To help meet the housing need of our residents by creating new places following Garden Village principles, providing much needed affordable homes; and
To identify the physical and social infrastructure that is needed to support new development such as new roads, public transport, and education and health facilities.
Given the importance of the GMSF, the Council would strongly encourage you to find out more and have your say.
In addition to viewing documents at www.gmconsult.org you will also be able to view paper copies of the GMSF at all of Tameside’s libraries and at the Customer Service Reception during normal opening hours:
Ashton Customer Services, Clarence Arcade, Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7PT. For opening times please go to www.tameside.gov.uk/customerservices
Tameside Central Library – Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SG
Denton Library – Town Hall, Market Street, Denton, M34 2AP
Droylsden Library – Manchester Road, Droylsden, M43 6EP
Dukinfield Library – Concord Way, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB
Hattersley Library – The Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT
Hyde Library – Town Hall, Greenfield Street, Hyde, SK14 1AL
Mossley Library – George Lawton Hall, Stamford Street, Mossley, OL5 0HR
Stalybridge Library – Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
For opening times please go to www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/openingtimes
Please note that during the consultation period Tameside Central Library and the Customer Services Centre are expected to move to the following location:
Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6BH
The Council will also be holding a series of drop-in events to enable residents and interested parties to view the latest proposals and to discuss these with officers, details of which can be found at: www.tameside.gov.uk/gmsf
Comments may be made in writing:
Please ensure that any comments are submitted before the close of the consultation period.