What next for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework?

Place North West Date: - 12:30
Location: Online

This dedicated one-off conference will explore the urgent need for the city region to finalise its plans and keep development on track. Experts will debate the nine boroughs’ plan and its chance of success, as well as the impact of the latest housing target methodology handed down from the Government, and how the levelling up agenda fits with GM’s recovery plan in the context of the GMSF. There will also be discussion around the rise of digital planning following the radical white paper last year.


9.30am – Platform opens for networking

10.00am – Welcome

Panel discussion: Strategy

Steve Quartermain, ex-chief planner at the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Julian Seymour, managing director – planning communication, Cratus
Rachael Ainscough, group managing director, Ainscough Group
Cllr Angeliki Stogia, executive member for environment, planning & transport, Manchester City Council
Jeremy Hinds, director, Savills

11.00am – Networking break

11.25am – Presentation from Alex Tosetti, chief commercial officer, VU.CITY

Panel discussion: In practice

Alex Tosetti, chief commercial officer, VU.CITY
David Rainford, head of property finance, Cowgills
Steve Rumbelow, chief executive, Rochdale Council
Caroline Hanratty, partner, Mills & Reeve
Russell Drummond, land director, Lovell

Benefits of attending the virtual event include:
  • Dedicated networking breaks where you can connect with other delegates over video on digital tables. You can even move through different tables to maximise your networking opportunities
  • The ability to private message and connect with speakers and other delegates
  • Your own business card with the opportunity to include LinkedIn details for other delegates to connect with you
  • Presentations and panel discussions from industry experts, which will be available for ticketholders to watch again after the event

Tickets are priced at £30+VAT. Please book using the form below – if you can’t see this form, please contact

This event is sponsored by Savills, Cowgills, Cratus and VU.CITY.

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