This week, the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was published by Mayor Andy Burnham. I’m very pleased that, thanks to the efforts of local campaigners and Trafford council leader Cllr Andy Western, Tory plans to build on Flixton greenbelt have been scrapped, and this green space will be protected for local people.
I’ve always supported the plans to redevelop the former Shell site at Carrington, bringing much-needed housing and more employment opportunities to Trafford, so I’m pleased this has been confirmed, but it’s vital that the necessary infrastructure to support these plans is put in place, and I’ll continue to press that point to the Mayor.
It’s also really important that we do all we can to protect the environmental assets in the area, and while I’m glad there has been a small reduction in greenbelt take at Carrington, I know people still have concerns and I’d encourage residents to have their say on the proposals – you can sign up to receive notification about the consultation process at www.gmconsult.org
You can read a copy of the Draft Spatial Framework (2019) here.
Got questions about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework? You can view a list of FAQs about the consultation here.