Category Archives: Greater Manchester

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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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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Places for Everyone goes before the Planning Inspectorate

November is the month in which the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Places for Everyone Plan goes before the Planning Inspectorate for its “Examination in Public”. Anyone can watch the hearings, which, as it’s a huge plan with many aspects, will … Continue reading

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Stitched Up: towards a Viable Economy, locally and globally

This is the second in our series of pieces about organisations that have received Steady State Manchester’s Viable Future Mark. Bryony Moore spoke with Mark Burton about the work of the Stitched Up co-operative. You can listen to the full … Continue reading

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Save Greater Manchester’s Greenbelt (SGMGB) awarded the Viable Future Mark

Note. This is the first article from our Viable Future Mark holders. Evelyn Frearson from Save Greater Manchester’s Greenbelt (SGMGB), explains what the organisation is, its aims, and what they are working on. SGMGB was established in 2017 as an … Continue reading

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Viable Future Mark: the first five awards

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Viable Future Mark. This award is being given to groups and organisations whose work is consistent with our vision of a Viable Greater Manchester. Viable Greater Manchester means a post-growth society … Continue reading

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Community or Consumption: Social Ecology in Greater Manchester

A guest article, by anon It’s an inevitability for anything written on the topic of Manchester to mention or make even the most minute reference to the city’s past as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. From the worker bee … Continue reading

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