The ten Greater Manchester Councils are preparing to show that they think and act as a single economic entity, with a plan to stimulate house building across the region.
The plans will lead to between nine and ten thousand houses being built every year in the region, around three times as many as presently built.
Experts from the region have been working on a spatial framework to identify future housing and land requirements and have produced a statutory joint Development Plan Document to manage the supply of land in Greater Manchester over the next 20 years.
The multi-council plan is believed to be the first of its type in the country and will link appropriately to the ten councils’ own local plans.
GM lead Chief Executive on planning and housing Eamonn Boylan said: “We need to use this evidence to underpin a strategic discussion in Greater Manchester on how we manage our land supply to meet our aspirations for housing and employment growth .
” We need to go beyond the numbers game to discuss the sort of housing we need, and how that housing will help GM keep and attract the skilled people we will need and the businesses which will provide future jobs.”
He added “This is a radical step and reflects our ambition for Greater Manchester to manage the challenge of growth across all 10 authorities in a coherent way. Our work is underpinned by a shared ambition to increase the prosperity of the people of Greater Manchester.”
Public consultation begins today and details can be found HERE