Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

In November 2017 URBED were appointed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to support the production of the second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The framework is a joint plan for Greater Manchester that will set out the future strategy for housing, jobs and infrastructure across the city region. It is being produced by all 10 Councils within Greater Manchester, who are working in partnership to plan strategically for the future. The first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was consulted on from October 2016 to January of 2017 and the 25,000 responses received are helping to shape the next draft of the document.

URBED have been brought on board to work on the second draft of the document and produce a spatial portrait of Greater Manchester, provide objectives and ideas for place making, create concept masterplans and develop a strong narrative along with visual material to engage the public. Our work is ongoing and we will be able to provide more information as the project continues.

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