Places for Everyone is Greater Manchester’s Joint Development Plan for housing, the economy and the environment (previously known as the GMSF). We believe that it needlessly proposes Green Belt and Protected Open Land for development, which will cause harm to the climate, the environment and people’s well-being, without providing sufficient affordable homes, sustainable transport, health care facilities or schools. It should be carefully assessed by the Secretary of State on behalf of the citizens of Greater Manchester. If you support this view, please sign the petition on the above link.
Note: “Brownfield land” means land that has been previously developed. “Buffer” refers to extra numbers added as a contingency in case more than expected is needed.
Save Greater Manchester’s Greenbelt (SGMGB) came into existence because ordinary people from all walks of life across GM, were concerned about a regional housing plan that promoted Green Belt loss.
We believe our Green Belt is precious, it is good for the environment providing habitat for many species, it provides food, space to walk, cycle and horse ride, its good for our physical and mental health, it helps mitigate air pollution and captures carbon.
We accept we need housing, but the right housing in the right places. Brownfield sites must be a priority along with affordable housing and sustainable transport.
SGMGB became an umbrella group for Green Belt and greenspace groups across GM to come together, share ideas, plan campaigns for engagement of their local communities and to lobby our elected representatives, we are a true grassroots movement.
Our mantra is “stronger together”