This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 2.30pm on Wednesday 17 March 2020 on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the green belt. The debate will be opened by James Daly MP.

This debate pack has been produced to support the debate in Westminster Hall on 18 March 2020 on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) and the Green Belt.

The debate will be opened by James Daly MP.  In a Westminster Hall debate on housing and planning on 3 March 2020, James Daly offered his view of the GMSF and its perceived shortcomings in calculating housing need, affordable housing and infrastructure and said it could not be right to build on the Green Belt:

The planning system has created a scenario predicated on the building of three, four and five-bedroom houses on the green belt. That cannot be right. (…)[1]

The Commons Library also produced a debate pack for the Westminster Hall debate on the GMSF on 21 February 2019.[2]

[1]    HC Deb 3 March 2020 c239WH

[2]    CDP 2019-0044, 19 February 2019.  The debate is at HC Deb 21 February 2019 c627WH onwards.

  • Commons Debate Pack CDP-2020-0064
  • Authors: Cassie Barton, Gabrielle Garton Grimwood, Nikki Sutherland
  • Topics: Housing & Planning, Planning