The blueprint for the development of all but one borough of Greater Manchester over the next 15 years is now up for consultation for the last time.

Places for Everyone is almost a reality after inspectors appointed by the secretary of state for Levelling Up examined it over last year and this year.

The examination led to a number of changes, or 'Main Modifications', most of them with the aim of clarity and consistency in the blueprint for the development of all but one borough after the withdrawal of Stockport Council from what was then the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework in 2020.

However, some of these 'Main Modifications' have important implications for the area, including the boundaries of the land in line for development.

In Trafford, the blueprint includes the creation of thousands of homes and 400,000 square metres of land for commercial use across two sites, New Carrington and Timperley Wedge. This involves the removal of around 265 hectares from the green belt.

It involves the addition of around 2.5 hectares of land to the green belt at Midlands Farm, close to the junction of Moss Lane and Sinderland Lane.

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These aspects and other aspects of Places for Everyone are now up for consultation for the last time.

Paul Dennett, the Mayor of Salford and lead for Places for Everyone on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, said: "I am proud of the journey we have been on to reach this consultation. The voices of our residents across Greater Manchester have helped to shape the future we are working towards.

"I want to continue to thank the inspectors and everyone involved in this process since we began in 2014 with a vision to ensure we work towards meeting housing needs and making sure residents in Greater Manchester have a place to call home."

The consultation started this week and it is open until December. To contribute go to

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