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One week left to comment on homes and jobs masterplan

Press Release   •   Jan 10, 2017 11:09 GMT

Bury residents have one week left to have their say on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

The official deadline for comments is Monday 16 January, and there are several more opportunities to view the plans and speak to planners before the closing date.

Around 100 attended the third public drop-in session in Bury on Friday (6 Jan), on top of the 300 who attended the two previous drop-in sessions.

Before the consultation closes, the plans can also be viewed at this week’s regular round of Township Forum meetings. These are held as follows:

  • Radcliffe – 10 January, from 5pm, at Radcliffe United Reformed Church
  • Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor – 10 January, from 6pm, at Tottington Methodist Church
  • Prestwich – 12 January, from 5.30pm, at the Longfield Suite
  • Bury East – 12 January, from 6pm, at the Peel Room, Bury Town Hall

The plans can also be inspected at two further Township Forum meetings:

  • Whitefield and Unsworth – 17 January, from 12pm, at the Elms Community Centre in Whitefield
  • Bury West – 17 January, from 6pm, at the Elton Centre in Bury

Residents from any part of the borough are welcome to attend any township forum meeting they wish.

Councillor Sandra Walmsley, cabinet member for strategic housing and support services, said: “The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a huge issue; it sets out how to meet the region’s employment and housing needs for the next 20 years and beyond. I encourage everyone to view the proposals and have their say.”

Copies of the GMSF can be viewed at, and in Bury at local libraries, at the council’s planning department reception in Knowsley Place, Bury, and at Bury Town Hall reception.

Responses to the consultation should be made:

  • Online at;
  • Email to; or
  • By post to: Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester M60 2LA

    For more information, call the Greater Manchester Planning Team on 0161 237 4636.


    Press release issued: 10January 2017.