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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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Progress Report on research project – Sufficiency in Housing: Exploring sustainability-oriented living arrangements

James Scott Vandeventer & Benedikt Schmid Steady State Manchester collective member James Scott Vandeventer, together with Benedikt Schmid, undertook research into how sufficiency manifests in community-led housing in two German cities. The research, funded by the University of Huddersfield, involved … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse.

byMark Burton (Steady State Manchester)andMatthew Broadbent (Save Greater Manchester Green Belt) Download as a pdf file This post is also available at Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt and The Meteor The Greater Manchester Environment Plan isn’t delivering. minor edits, 12 … Continue reading

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And then there were 9: Places for Everyone comments

And then there were 9: Places for Everyone – the new GM Spatial Framework. Post updated 20 and 25 Sept, 2021 (minor updates and correction to carbon figures). Table of Contents Background Loss of Green Space Comments on the Integrated … Continue reading

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…. and the environment? Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the remix

At last, the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has appeared following Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s electoral promise for a radical rewrite. It’s an enormous document, more than 1,000 pages, with many more than that in the various supporting documents. This … Continue reading

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Why is the GM Spatial Framework delayed?

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has announced that the launch of a redrafted Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has again been delayed.  Here’s why. 1) GMCA now thinks 175,000 houses could be built on available land.  Most of this … Continue reading

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We need a A Social-Ecological Spatial Framework

A Social-Ecological Spatial Framework for a Viable Greater Manchester. update: 3 July, 2018:  Indeed, as anticipated, the new draft has been delayed again to accommodate the new population projections from the Office of National Statistics.  These project 9.37% population growth … Continue reading

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Does housing financialisation deliver a Viable Economy for Greater Manchester?

Does housing financialisation deliver a Viable Economy for Greater Manchester? By James Scott Vandeventer, Steady State Manchester originally published by Greater Manchester Housing Action, 6 May, 2018. Manchester’s skyline is changing. Fast. While the dominant narrative is that dozens of … Continue reading

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