Vision for future Mcr

Update – 01/06/2020. MCC have responded by asking that an attachment or static text be sent. It is our understanding that this a request as opposed to a condition but are clarifying this. Should you wish to send them a document this PDF can be downloaded

Consultation for Mcr residents – deadline 5pm 1 may 2020

Quick (2 minutes) and slow version below

Manchester City Council have put forward a proposal for how the Greater Manchester area should be developed over the next 15 years. The proposal is almost unchanged from the 2012 plan, despite a decade of huge changes. It is not the vision we need for a resilient city which is a safe place for families and people of all ages. There are so many inspiring examples from cities across the world which could help us but the current plan is mostly business as usual.

Rising Up! Manchester Families has worked on a response to the consultation with Climate Emergency Manchester, Greater Manchester Housing Action and Steady State Manchester. It is a call to put the needs of people at the very heart of planning, to make communities which work for everyone. At this stage the consultation is mostly about principles, not specific developments etc although we have included detailed objections to the plans regarding growth of Manchester Airport which are not compatible with their commitments on climate.

Here is our response.

There are two ways of using this.

Happy to use our response? Then this will just take two minutes. Copy and paste the email below and send to

Email subject: Manchester Local Plan Issues Consultation Response


This is the link to my response to the Manchester Local Plan Issues Consultation.

Please send me a response to confirm receipt.

Yours faithfully

Or perhaps you like the response but have other ideas or don’t agree with everything? In which case please download and amend if so. While we called it a skeleton, it is pretty comprehensive but you will likely have additional things to add and you might not agree with everything we’ve put down.  It does not necessarily reflect the view of all those organisations involved in the collaboration. So please feel free to use it as you see best. If you have amends you’ll need to send your new version, either to or you can use the online consultation:

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