High Lane site tipped for GMSF removal

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Sarah Townsend

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.

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Dennett fumes over Stockport GMSF delay 

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Dan Whelan

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. 

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Stockport defers on GMSF

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Sarah Townsend

Councillors last night voted to postpone a decision on whether to approve the Greater Manchester spatial strategy, asking for a further “two to three weeks” to build consensus among opposition groups.

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Trafford backs Salboy with £19m facility 

Dan Whelan

The first phase of the developer’s £120m Castle Irwell scheme in Salford is to be funded through the neighbouring council's asset investment programme. 


Leaders unanimously approve GMSF 

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Dan Whelan

The leaders of all 10 Greater Manchester councils have supported the latest draft of the delayed spatial framework, intended to map areas for future development and support post-Covid economic recovery.

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Burnham launches oneGM campaign

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Neil Tague

Property figures are at the forefront of a new campaign looking to support for people and businesses affected by tightened Covid regulations, and to develop a “roadmap out of restrictions”.

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Revised GMSF slashes Green Belt release by 60%

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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.


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.

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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.