Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

Green Belt – the net approaches the gross as GMCA backtracks

When Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) published its Places for Everyone, 9-District Spatial Plan, it was keen to point out that the impact on the Green Belt had been reduced by the designation of some existing green spaces as Green … Continue reading

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Degrowth UK Website Now Open to Contributions

Reposted from Have you heard about a campaign, or perhaps you are involved in a local community group? Have you read something interesting, or have you been thinking about writing a word or two to the Degrowth Community? We … Continue reading

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More than just places

Book Review Adamson, D., Axinte, L., Lang, M., & Marsden, T. (2023). Sustainable places: Addressing social inequality and environmental crisis. Routledge. £35.99 paperback, £26.99 ebook. This short book covers much the same question that we have been concerned with in … Continue reading

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Respond to the National Planning Policy Framework consultation

The government is consulting on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework.  This guidance governs the way planing takes place in England.  It covers plan making, for example through the council-level local plans, and development management, for example in determining … Continue reading

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Community campaigners probe Labour position on Green Belt development

Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Group and Steady State Manchester have written to the leader of the Opposition (Sir Keir Starmer) on behalf of a number of GM community groups to provide evidence about the lack of justification for the … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone: the carbon impact. Revised figures.

We have revised our previously published estimates of the carbon emissions that would occur as a consequence of implementing the Greater Manchester Combined Authority‘s (nine district) spatial plan, Places for Everyone. That plan is currently going through an extended series … Continue reading

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Strategising Degrowth – book review

Degrowth and Strategy Barlow, N., Regen, L., Cadiou, N., Chertkovskaya, E., Hollweg, M., Plank, C., Schulken, M., Wolf, & V (Eds.). (2022). Degrowth & strategy: How to bring about social ecological transformation. Mayfly Books. Available as paperback or a free … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone, week 3 – Carbon emissions

pdf version On Tuesday, 29 November, the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Places for Everyone (P4E) plan turned to its policies for sustainability. Our particular interest has been about the plan’s proposals for reducing carbon emissions. There … Continue reading

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