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Revised GMSF slashes Green Belt release by 60%

Sarah Townsend

The latest draft of Greater Manchester’s long-awaited spatial strategy cuts proposed release of Green Belt land for development and focuses growth on a “core area” encompassing the city centre and parts of east Manchester, Trafford and Salford.

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Industry awaits GMSF with bated breath

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Sarah Townsend

The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, the much-delayed document that allocates development land across the city-region, is expected to be published today.

Spinningfields Quiet

IN FOCUS | Industry laments Manchester’s tier 3 blow

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Sarah Townsend and Neil Tague

Property and hospitality businesses in the city-region expressed a mix of anger, frustration, fear and dismay after mayor Andy Burnham’s attempts to secure more funding to accompany tougher Covid-19 restrictions crumbled on Tuesday.

Bury Town Hall

Bury eyes estate consolidation

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Dan Whelan

The council is to launch an agile working pilot as part of a longer term strategy to consolidate its estate that could include the sale of some of its buildings. 

Seashell Trust School

Stockport to debate GMSF withdrawal

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Dan Whelan

The council may back out of work to prepare the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework over concerns that the Government's forthcoming planning reforms would render any framework out of date soon after adoption.