Put the kettle on, grab a pack of custard creams, turn the telly off, switch your phone to airplane mode and fasten your seatbelts. Here it is:
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Full text of the covering letter
Please find enclosed my detailed response to the consultation. I understand and support the production of a Spatial Framework in coordinating future investment across the city region.
There has been a great deal of public backlash against the site allocations and I strongly urge the GMCA to review its evidence base and forecasts which has led to the encroachment into Greenbelt land. I would also urge the GMCA to fully review its priorities and investment strategy if it is serious in rebalancing the economy so that all residents benefit from a thriving city region. A summary of my response is as follows;
I hope my submission and those of all who have contributed lead to the plan being changed. It is vital local people see that devolution ends the continuing short-sightedness and the ‘we know best’ take it or leave it approach often seen from central government. Done well Greater Manchester could develop the countries first strategic community plan.