EVENTS are to be held across Tameside to help local people get involved in Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment.
The proposed plan, also known as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), is about providing the right homes, in the right places, for people across the whole city region as well as creating jobs and improving infrastructure to ensure the future prosperity of the area. It also protects important greenspaces and defines a new greenbelt boundary.
Tameside Council is working with stakeholders across Greater Manchester to deliver the plan, which is under consultation until 18 March 2019.
Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington said: “It’s important we have a plan so we can shape development in the best interests of the borough and local people – otherwise developers get to decide which areas are built on. The allocations of land to be developed in Tameside aim to be innovative and do something different – creating new places with the necessary supporting infrastructure rather than piecemeal infill between existing developments.
“The spatial framework adds to what we are doing locally to grow neighbourhoods and support communities, where Tameside people can live, work and thrive. We are prioritising the regeneration of brownfield land within the urban area and the proposed new plan means an 82% reduction in the loss of Tameside’s Green Belt compared to what was proposed in the first draft of the GMSF consulted on in 2016.
“Local people are the driving force of the success of Tameside and Greater Manchester and we would encourage everyone to take a look at the plans and have their say.”
The easiest way to find out more about the plan and give feedback is online. Copies of the plan can also be viewed at any Tameside Library and the council’s Customer Service reception.
A number of local events will also be held to allow people to get more information and get help responding to the consultation -these can be viewed at www.tameside.gov.uk/gmsf
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