GREATER Manchester leaders have unveiled plans for new homes, enhanced natural assets and revitalised town centres.

The 'Places for Everyone' plan of nine Greater Manchester districts is a long-term plan for jobs, new homes, and sustainable growth.

It has been published ahead of a meeting next week and a proposed public consultation this summer.

The plan will be presented at a joint committee meeting on 20 July before being scrutinised by elected members across Greater Manchester. The aim will be to bring the plan to public consultation in August.

This plan reduces green belt impact by 60 per cent compared to 2016 Spatial Framework, and 90 per cent of new homes will be in urban areas, according to city leaders.

Progress is also underway on a vision for 30,000 zero-carbon homes for social rent, a nature recovery plan.

Places for Everyone to be scrutinised by elected members across the nine boroughs, and if approved will go to public consultation for eight weeks, beginning in August.

Metro mayor, Andy Burnham, said: "Linked to our plans for a zero-carbon future and good jobs and growth, this vision represents a major milestone as our city-region maps out its recovery from the pandemic."