Greater Manchester will be placed in the highest tier of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions after the national lockdown ends, while Liverpool has been rewarded for its falling infection rates with a tier two placing.
The city council yesterday voted to approve the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework ahead of a period of public consultation, while spats over Green Belt continue to divide other boroughs, casting doubt over the plan as a whole.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Stockport Council leader Elise Wilson have written an open letter to residents imploring them to support the city region development strategy, in the latest instalment of the saga surrounding the controversial document.
A Green Belt site in Stockport earmarked to deliver 500 homes is expected to be deleted from Greater Manchester’s spatial framework, as the council continues talks after delaying its approval of the GMSF.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett accused Stockport’s Liberal Democrat councillors of “shameful politicking” after they forced the council to delay its approval of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.