Oldham Council and neighbouring councils have been consulting on the first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework since 31st October.
The plan has already generated a huge amount of public interest.
More than 32,000 people have looked at the consultation website to find out more about the proposals and how to respond to the draft plan.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is keen to make sure that everyone who wants to has the opportunity to take part in the consultation and have decided to extend the consultation until Monday, January 16.
The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will ensure that we have the right land in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need up to 2035, along with identifying the new infrastructure (such as roads, rail, Metrolink and utility networks) required to achieve this.
It will be the overarching development plan within which Greater Manchester’s ten local planning authorities can identify more detailed sites for jobs and homes in their own area. As such, the GMSF will not cover everything that a local plan would cover and individual districts will continue to produce their own local plans.
The Greater Manchester Spatial Network will also covere the environmental capacity of Greater Manchester, setting out how to protect the quality of the natural environment, conserve wildlife and tackle low carbon and flood risk issues, so that we can accommodate growth sustainably.
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