Places for Everyone

Press Release Oct 23

Press Release

Click here to sign our online petition Click here to download a printable copy Interview was on the 17th October 2023 at 17.32pm Whose Plan is it anyway? Places for Everyone – the apocalyptic 17-year plan that will have an extremely damaging impact on communities across Greater Manchester (both human & wildlife) is still being […]

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Unnecessary Release of Green Belt in the Places for Everyone Spatial Plan

GM Greenbelt

Unnecessary Release of Green Belt in the Places for Everyone Spatial Plan Open Letter to Councillors in Districts supporting the Unnecessary Release of Green Belt in the Places for Everyone Spatial Plan Dear Councillor The Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Group is an umbrella body for over 40 community organisations across Greater Manchester.  You will

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Confusing Greenbelt Messages from our Politicians

Greenbelt in Heald Green, Stockport, under threat

Confusing Green Belt messages from our politicians! Communities are delighted that the Conservative Party continues to pledge to retain the Green Belt, despite Sir Keir Starmer’s recent vow to concrete it over! But ……. That pledge does not secure actual protection for our Green Belt.  Despite the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) paragraphs 140 and

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Written responses to Lords and CfE re Protected Sites

SGMGB’s responses to Call for Evidence: Protected Sites for Nature in England and Northern Ireland and Lords Built Environment Committee 14th April 2023 SGMGB has provided wiritten responses to The Lords Built Environment Committee regarding The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Development. You can read our response here and Call for Evidence: Protected Sites for

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Objection to Tameside Planning Reference 23/00157/OUT

Matley La hyde

Letter to Tameside Planning Inspectors re Matley Lane Hyde 14th April 2023 Dear Tameside Planning Department Objection to Planning Reference 23/00157/OUT The Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Group (SGMGB) objects to this application for the following reasons (which are outlined in more detail in the paragraphs below): the application conflicts with National Policy: the site

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SGMGB’s responses to Places for Everyone Consultation October 2022

PfE consultation respones october 2022

SGMGB responds to Places for Everyone Consultation October 2022 Matter 1       Matter 2       Matter 3       Matter 4 The Planning Inspectors issued their Matters, Issues and Questions (known as MIQs) in July 2022, with responses due back in September and October 2022. The Hearings commence in November 2022, the details of the individual sessions have been

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SGMGB earns Steady State Manchester’s Viable Future Mark

SGMGB earns SSM's Viable Future Mark

SGMGB earns Steady State Manchester’s Viable Future Mark We are delighted to announce that SGMGB has been awarded Steady State Manchester’s Viable Future Mark. You can read a summary of SGMGB activities and how the ethos of the group aligns with Steady State Manchester here. The SGMGB Management Committee has worked closely with Steady State Manchester,

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Is Green Belt Release in Grtr Mcr Premature?

Is Green Belt Release in Grtr Mcr premature

The latest Census data suggests it is! Government data tells us that since 2013/14 England has lost over 25,110 hectares of green belt – equivalent to over 35,000 football pitches of highly valued land, with various attributes and community benefits, that are now forever lost to future generations. Here in Greater Manchester, the Places for

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