Places for Everyone, the Joint Development Plan for Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan has now been submitted to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
The Plan seeks to guide the development of around 165,000 new homes and over 50m sq.ft of commercial space across the nine Greater Manchester boroughs.
Following its submission, the Plan will now be subject to an independent examination conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. The authorities hope to have the Plan adopted in 2023.
The submission of the Plan to the Government is an important and positive step towards the Plan’s formal adoption. It follows numerous delays since the Joint Development Plan’s first consultation draft was published in 2016.
The adoption of the Plan is absolutely vital, as it will ensure Greater Manchester’s future growth through both the allocation of sites and by providing a platform for each of the individual Local Authorities to bring forward their own Local Plans in due course.
Rapleys is currently advising clients in all development sectors across Greater Manchester and in the wider North West Region.
If you have any questions relating to the Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan or require assistance in unlocking a potential development opportunity, please get in touch with Jonathan Harper, Town Planning Partner or Richard Huteson, Town Planning Partner based in our Machester office.