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Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Sun Oct 23 2016, 21:14
The little publicised review into land use across GM up to 2035 has been published ahead of local consultation.
It identifies an additional 22,500 houses for Wigan up to 2035. This is in addition to the targets set in the current UDP and the additions authorised by the government inspector. Green belt sites have been idetified to help to meet the demnad for building land. Other changes include an industial zone on the M6 corridor from  Ashton to Standish.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-motorway-junction-train-station-12064148

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A comment, since removed, from A MEN reader suggested that the Northern Powerhouse was a con and was a means of building tens of thousands of extra homes so that they could shunt the immigrants from London to the North.
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Oct 24 2016, 10:50
I believe that as well... thats just what they will do
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Tue Oct 25 2016, 16:51
Sounds about right
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on Tue Oct 25 2016, 17:07
Immigrants won't like that, they all want to live in London. Because of it, the london indigenous have been moving away for a while.

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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Wed Oct 26 2016, 09:34
Well if the mass immigration as stopped, because we have left that horrible EU then surely the demand for new property will decrease and I am pretty certain that a significant number of the EU immigrants who are already here, may decide to return from whence they came, I am not being racist or xenophoobic about it, I am just saying what I think is going to happen.
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Sun Nov 20 2016, 09:28
Wigan farmers plan to make a stand against any plans to build on their greenbelt land. The recently published draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - a blueprint recommending where councils should allow house and business-building - and one area identified in Wigan is land at Kitt Green.There are proposals to build 170 houses and 150,000m sq of employment space, but Gillian Morris, whose Latham House Farm right in the middle of the site says she has no intention of selling up.

Read more at: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/farmers-won-t-budge-over-greenbelt-plan-1-8247017

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on Sun Nov 20 2016, 09:30
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Sun Nov 20 2016, 13:34
Gillian Morris would have no better backing,  in her fight to protect agricultural land from development,  than the Agricultural Council of the EU.
Unfortunately, due to the Brexit vote, she'll probably get none!
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on Sat Dec 03 2016, 21:50
A church was filled to overflowing as hundreds of residents voiced their angry protest over development plans for their precious open spaces. The draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - a document mapping out areas which would in future be suitable for new homes and businesses - has identified green belt land at Kitt Green known as The Bell.

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on Sat Dec 10 2016, 18:55
National legislation does occasionally allow for the deregulation of greenbelt. I disagree with that. This land is not just for us, it is for future generations too Coun Paul Prescott

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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Sat Dec 17 2016, 10:42
Public consultation on the draft version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework runs from 31 October to the 16th January 2017, following a decision to extend the deadline. During this time, we would welcome any comments you may have on this document and supporting background documents. Views submitted will be considered and a final draft will be published in 2017 when another period of consultation will be held.


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on Fri Jan 06 2017, 13:54
A residents’ group has written to Wigan Council blasting planners over a controversial regional document which would hem them in with new developments. The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (Lendf) hit out at the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and accused the authorities of not listening to residents.The group has previously said Lowton escapes relatively unscathed from the proposed long-term blueprint for meeting the area’s building needs. But the sheer amount of developments earmarked for surrounding areas, including at the former Parkside colliery at Newton-le-Willows on an equivalent Merseyside document, risk making the area gridlocked, the group says. Lendf suggests that if all the proposed schemes in the area go ahead there will be a continuous swathe of industrial units and new housing stretching from Newton all the way to the centre of Leigh, creating massive infrastructure and traffic problems.Group chairman Ed Thwaite said: “I have said Lowton seems to come out of the spatial framework relatively well but it is what’s around us that is changing.“All the way along the East Lancs Road there are going to be industrial units and then when you cross Atherleigh Way all the fields on the left-hand side are going to be housing. St Helens is also planning to take loads of green space around Parkside, going from Lane Head right down to the border with Winwick and Newton.“It all goes back to the inquiry led by the Government inspector. He agreed with us that 3,000 houses in Lowton and Golborne was too much for the community to take, but here we are three years down the line and we’re throwing those plans up in the air and looking at grabbing even more land. “This is not thinking about planning for the future or benefitting people who live here. It’s just driven by money and greed. Local and national government have stopped listening to people. They are destroying good land and our future and it’s time they started taking notice of the people who at the end of the day pay their wages.”Lowton is pencilled in for housing under the framework, which looks at potential building sites up to 2035, in addition to sites close to junctions 25 and 26 of the M6 and in New Springs.However, the developments causing more concern include Peel’s plan to construct a £161m logistics hub on the outskirts of Haydock, the Florida Farm North scheme for industrial buildings nearby (see page 15) and the ongoing efforts to build a freight rail terminal at Parkside.Leigh and Makerfield MPs Andy Burnham and Yvonne Fovargue have committed to opposing the Peel scheme on the grounds the area will be unable to cope. The consultation runs to January 16. To take part visit www.wigan.gov.uk/gmsf

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on Sun Jan 15 2017, 20:44

Latham House farm in Wigan has been in Jimmy Morris’s family for more than 80 years. He and his wife, Gillian, use their nine hectares (23 acres) of greenbelt land to graze sheep and cows, and in the winter they welcome Blackpool beach’s donkeys for their holidays.
The first they knew of proposals to build on their land was when a council notice was pinned to a lamppost on their road. A stretch of land next to the Morris’s farmhouse, near the junction between the M6 and the M58, has been marked as a possible site for a new road leading from the motorway, plus 170 houses and 150,000 sq metres of employment space.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/15/wigan-farm-and-blackpools-donkeys-are-threatened-by-housebuilding-plan


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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Sun Jan 15 2017, 21:08
Lived round here for years, have always known the area for its green fields. I remember the council slapped compulsory purchase orders on property in Spring Rd so that the M6 could be built.
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 10:02
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The consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework ends today.
Residents have until midnight to have their say on where the next homes and large business developments could be built over the next 20 years across the region.
It been dubbed the great green belt land grab and has seen numerous campaign groups formed in opposition to it.
Bolton West MP Chris Green says it needs to be rethought
"Many councils don't actually just want to build for the population growth that's going to happen, they want to build a lot more houses to try and attract more people in from elsewhere.
"Many of these homes are going to built on green spaces and we don't want to lose that.
"Infrastructure is such an important part of this. Year after year we see house building happen but we haven't seen the infrastructure delivered.
"So what we need now is good faith from our council leaders to get that infrastructure in early before the houses are built"


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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 17:41
It won't happen .................

Believe me it just won't happen elephant
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 17:52
all this talk of immigrants..............just where are all your grandchildren and great grandchildren going to live?

The population is growing fast without immigrants, homes are needed...
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 19:31
I remember a news story not that long ago about the falling population of the UK. Then bliar opened the gates.

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on Mon Jan 16 2017, 20:33
According to the office for national statistics, since 2004, net migration accounted for more than half of UK population growth exceeding natural change by 40,000 people per year.

"Net migration is the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants. The growth of the UK population since the 1990s has been attributed primarily to the growth of net migration. The direct effect of net migration has increased the UK population by more than 240,000 people per year on average from 2004 to 2014; this is about 40,000 more people per year than natural change for the same period."

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on Mon Jan 16 2017, 20:35
the folk created by natural change need homes too...
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on Mon Jan 16 2017, 20:36
Unsustainable numbers..

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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 20:58
Once all the fields are built on, where will we grow the food to sustain our population?
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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 22:05
According to this, GMSF are proposing to build more houses than are needed.

"there is a discrepancy between the level of house building proposed (more than 20,000 in the borough) and population estimates up to 2035, suggesting there will not be a sufficient level of demand. He told Wigan Today: "I am bewildered as to where the massive perceived demand has arisen. I believe that the true figure is nearer to 8000 new homes and I believe that most of these can be built on existing brownfield sites."

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Re: Greater Manchester Planning review.

on Mon Jan 16 2017, 22:30
I don't agree with building on greenbelt, there is more than enough brownfield in this town to build 50,000 homes on if needed....but homes are needed...
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