EVERY household across Bury will receive a letter about the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

The regional plan for jobs, homes and the environment will be distributed to all 84,000 households in the borough, Bury Council has announced.

It follows today’s decision by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to approve the GM Spatial Framework for consultation.

Plans to build 9,500 homes and create industrial space for up to 25,000 jobs will cost Bury more than a tenth of its green belt, it was revealed this week.

Six drop-in sessions will take place across the borough for residents to view the proposals and speak with planning officers about them.

The letters due to be sent to homes over the next few days will outline how the proposals will affect each of the 17 wards, and how residents can take part in the upcoming consultation, which is due to run from January 21 until March 18.

Drop-in sessions will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 30 at the Elizabethan Suite, Bury, between 12pm and 8pm

Monday, February 4 at Elton High School, Bury, between 4pm and 8pm

Wednesday, February 6 at the Longfield Centre, Prestwich, between 2pm and 8pm

Monday, February 11 at Radcliffe Market Hall, between 2pm and 8pm

Tuesday, February 12 at Castlebrook High School, between 4pm and 8pm

Wednesday, March 6 at the Elizabethan Suite, Bury, between 12pm and 8pm

Details of the plan and how to have your say will be available online from January 14, at www.gmconsult.org.

From January 21, hard copies will be available for inspection at the planning division reception at Ground Floor, 3 Knowsley Place, Bury; at Bury Town Hall reception; at local libraries and at the Tottington Centre.

To be kept up to date with future consultations on the GM Spatial Framework, email Greater Manchester Combined Authority at planningandhousing@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk or call 0161 778 7006.