Decision details

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Status: Decision has been rejected

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the GMSF Publication Draft 2020 and supporting background documents and to approve the joint development plan document for publication for representations between 4th November 2020 and 31st December 2020 and submission of the GMSF Publication Draft 2020 to the Secretary of State for examination following the period for representations.


The Cabinet has considered a report setting out background information in relation to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and why it was being produced as well as detailing the strategic context in which the plan sat.  The report explored the proposals in a Stockport context, in particular having regard to the need to proceed with the provision of an updated planning framework to support inclusive and sustainable growth.


The Cabinet also gave consideration to the decision of the Council Meeting on Thursday, 3 December 2020 where the Plan and the recommendations contained within the report were rejected insofar as it related to non-executive functions of the Council that the meeting was being called upon to exercise.


In the light of the above, and haivng considered all the available evidence, the Cabinet has agreed to reject the recommendations contained within the report insofar as they related to the exercise of executive functions within its purview.

Alternative options considered:

To approve the recommendations contained within the report.  This was discounted in the light of the decision of the Council Meeting on 3 December 2020 in relation to this matter and the consequential impact this had on the ability to approve the recommendations.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: yes

Decision Reference: CAB254

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: E&R55

Other reasons / organisations consulted

CLT, Special Scrutiny, Cabinet, Council

Contact: Emma Curle, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-3542.

Report author: Emma Curle

Publication date: 09/12/2020

Date of decision: 04/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/12/2020

Accompanying Documents: