Places for Everyone plan

About Places for Everyone

Places for Everyone is a long-term plan for new jobs, homes, and sustainable growth.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) created the plan for Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Places for Everyone plan and submission documents

9 councils in Greater Manchester have submitted the Places for Everyone plan to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The plan has been submitted together with all the supporting documents, background evidence and representations received during the final stage of public consultation, which took place from 9 August 2021–3 October 2021.

The submission documents are available to view on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Places for Everyone website.

Places for Everyone examination

The Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan Document is now the subject of an independent examination conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. This process began from the date of submission, 14 February 2022, and will conclude when we receive the Planning Inspectors Report.

More information on this examination, including the Notice of Examination Hearings, are available to view on GMCA's Places for Everyone website.

Aims of the Places for Everyone plan

The Places for Everyone plan aims to:

  • Manage land development up until 2037.
  • Plan new homes, employment space and infrastructure.
  • Cater for our growing populations.
  • Boost the prosperity of Greater Manchester and make it one of the best places in the world to live and work.
  • Ensure housing and employment opportunities are spread more evenly across Greater Manchester so boroughs like Rochdale do not lag behind.