The third draft of GMSF and supporting documents were made available on 23rd October in advance of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) meeting on 30th October. You can find them on these links:
The latest version of GMSF (the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Publication Plan 2020) now has to be considered by each of the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester. If it is approved for consultation by all ten authorities, then consultation will start on 1st December 2020 and close on 26th January 2021.
The Woodford allocation remains as 750 additional dwellings on the former aerodrome site, but there are small changes, which include:
- Avro Golf Course, New Hall Farm House and New Hall Cottage are no longer included within the allocation boundary.
- On site affordable housing is increased from 40% to 45%
- The number of custom/self-build plots within the site is specified as 11.
- There is a new paragraph “Significantly enhance the value of existing community facilities within the allocation and the wider Woodford area, including through the provision of additional sporting facilities and improving or supplementing the existing Woodford War Memorial Community Centre.”
- There is another new paragraph “Protect and enhance heritage and archaeological assets and their setting within the surrounding area including the Grade II* listed New Hall Farm House and New Hall Cottage, and the Grade II listed structures Garden Wall to North and East of New Hall Farm and New Hall Cottage, Barn to South East of New Hall Farmhouse, Old Hall Farm and Barn at Old Hall Farm.”
At the AGMA meeting on 30th October, the leaders of the ten local authorities approved GMSF 2020 to proceed for consideration and approval by their individual authorities.
Stockport Council Meetings to consider and vote on approval of GMSF 2020 to proceed to formal consultation are as follows:
- Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny: 5th November
- Council: 17th November
- Cabinet: 18th November
Please contact your local councillors if you wish to express your views at this stage.
- November 2020 – Councillors from all ten Greater Manchester local authorities to be asked to consider and approve the plan
- December 1st 2020 to January 26th 2021 – Public consultation
- 2021 – Plan prepared for submission to Government
- 2021 – Public examination and approval by the Secretary of State
- 2022 – Greater Manchester Spatial Framework adopted
We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.