Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

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 2035.

The consultation for the first draft of the GMSF closed in January 2017. Over 27,000 comments were received, including over 4000 on the strategic sites proposed in Wigan Borough. You will be able to view these comments on the GMCA website (external link) from September 2017.

All comments are currently being considered and will be used to inform the next draft of the plan scheduled for June 2018, when another consultation will be held.

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).

You can also view key questions and answers about the implications of the draft GMSF and the case for Green Belt release for employment development in the borough. 

Paper copies of the GMSF can be viewed at any of our public libraries in Wigan.

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