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.