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Places for Everyone plan is on display in Tameside

Displays detailing the Places for Everyone plan are available to view in Tameside to help residents have their say.

An eight-week consultation on the 'plan for jobs, new homes and sustainable growth' ends on 3 October.

Presentation boards are on display in the Tameside Wellbeing Corner in Ashton Indoor Market and at Ashton Library to raise awareness and give residents more details. Hard copies of the plan are available to view at local libraries.

Places for Everyone – the successor to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) – sets out what land will be freed up for development to meet government housing targets up until 2037. 

Town halls across the conurbation – except for Stockport, which pulled out of the GMSF last year – backed the draft document despite opposition from some councillors.

The plans on display at Tameside Wellbeing Corner in Ashton Indoor Market

A Tameside Council spokesperson said: "The plan, alongside policy content, identifies three strategic sites in Tameside for growth and 12 sites for further protection as additions to the designated Green Belt.

"Alongside this, it also seeks to provide the borough with an up-to-date housing target, the strategic context for the borough’s Local Plan and updated development management policies to be used in the determination of planning applications." 

Before a final plan is submitted to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, residents are being asked if they think the plan is 'sound' as set out in government policy and whether it complies with the necessary legal requirements.

Councillor Ged Cooney, Tameside Council Executive Member for Housing, Planning and Employment, said: “These displays will raise awareness of the consultation and give our residents an overview of the plan.

“Places for Everyone sets out how Tameside and eight other Greater Manchester districts can build the right homes, in the right places, to enable residents to live in well-connected and environmentally sustainable villages and towns, as well as supporting growth, job creation, sustainability and leisure.

“I’d urge everyone to have their say on this final plan to help us make Tameside an even better place to live, work and visit.”

How to take part in the consultation  

People can read the plan and supporting documents in full and find out more information about the proposals by going to www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/placesforeveryone

The consultation is mainly taking place online at www.GMConsult.org but you can also send a consultation response by email to placesforeveryone@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk or by post to: Planning and Housing team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Broadhurst House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU.

Anyone who cannot access the information or has queries can leave their name and telephone number on an answerphone by calling 0161 778 7006 and someone will return your call.

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