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Spatial framework put back until October 2018 following revised population figures

Greater Manchester leaders have agreed to delay the publication and consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework until October 2018, following the publication of new official population projections.

Official population estimates, published last month, showed slower projected growth in Greater Manchester’s population. This lower population growth is likely to mean there will also be lower household growth change in the household projections, which will impact on the spatial framework.

Greater Manchester’s lead for housing, planning and homelessness, and City Mayor for Salford, Paul Dennett, said: "We are taking great care to ensure that all relevant evidence is taken in to account as we complete the next draft of the framework. This plan has to be is fit for Greater Manchester’s future.

"New population projections published last month predicted a slower future growth in Greater Manchester’s population. As a result, we now expect there to be lower growth in Greater Manchester’s household projections that are due to be published in September 2018.

“These official projections help us to know what housing need we should be planning for in the Spatial Framework. Given this, Leaders have now decided to undertake further work to ensure the implications of these figures are understood and fully realised in the next draft of the Spatial Framework.

"This has not been an easy decision but as Greater Manchester Leaders we are determined to make sure this plan is the right one and that people in Greater Manchester have the most up to date facts ahead of the Spatial Framework consultation.” -- Greater Manchester’s lead for housing, planning and homelessness, and City Mayor for Salford, Paul Dennett

GMSF delay discussed at Combined Authority meeting 

All our Combined Authority meetings are live streamed. At the meeting on 29 June, leaders discussed the spatial framework and agreed to delay publication until October 2018.

Mayor's Question Time

Andy regularly holds Question Time events at different locations across Greater Manchester. The spatial framework is a common topic! All the Question Time events are live streamed on Facebook and the GMCA website; catch up with the most recent one from Trafford

Meetings

Keep up with the latest GMCA meetings relating to housing and planning:

www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/gmsf
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