Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

This consultation is now closed.

Wigan Council is working in partnership with the nine other Greater Manchester councils to develop the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), a new strategic plan for the city region which will run through to 2037.

The revised draft of the GMSF was out for consultation until 11.59pm on Monday 18th March 2019.

Paper copies of the Draft GMSF and associated documents are also available to view at all public libraries in the borough.

During the consultation period there will be five drop-in sessions within the borough to enable residents to discuss the proposals in the draft plan with our planning team:

Drop in sessions
 Area DateTime  Venue
Mosley Common Tuesday 5th February 4pm - 7.30pm St John's Church Lounge, Mosley Common Road, Tyldesley, M28 1AN
Winstanley/Hawkley Friday 8th February 4pm - 7.30pm Highfield Community Centre, Highfield Grange Avenue, Marus Bridge, Wigan, WN3 6GH
Atherton Monday 11th February 5pm - 8pm Atherton Community School, Hamilton Street, Atherton, M46 0AY
Lowton/Pennington Thursday 14th February 4pm - 7.30pm Lowton C of E High School, Newton Road, Lowton, WA3 1DU
Wigan Tuesday 26th February 4pm - 7pm Wigan Town Hall, Atrium, Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1YN

The 2019 update of the Wigan Employment Land Position Statement sets out our case for Green Belt release for employment development in the borough.

The consultation for the first draft of the GMSF closed in January 2017. Over 27,000 comments were received at this stage, including over 4000 on the strategic sites originally proposed in Wigan Borough. You can view these comments on the GMCA website (external link). All comments were considered and have been used to inform this draft of the plan.

To see further information on the GMSF, including the evidence base and how you can register to receive news on the plan's progress, visit the GMCA website (external link)

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