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Welcome to SOS – Save Our Slattocks :  a community action group dedicated to pushing forward the Save The Greenbelt agenda for the area.

The green belt land of Slattocks, Stakehill and Thornham Fold is under a very real threat of being developed for housing and industrial units.

The combined local authorities of Greater Manchester have produced a blueprint plan called the GMSF – the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.  Following the withdrawal of Stockport Council (December 2020), the GMSF was updated and renamed ‘Places for Everyone’ (PfE). The PfE plan has been called ‘The Plan of Nine’ consisting of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Rochdale, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan, councils.

Many areas of green belt land in the nine council areas are included in this plan, including most of the land in our very own Slattocks, Stakehill & Thornham Fold, as well as in Bowlee & Simister in Middleton, Healds Green & Chadderton Fold, Royton, and Pilsworth (south of Heywood and across to Bury).

To see the full scope of the proposed developments that affect our area, please click here.

If you are new to Save Our Slattocks, please visit the Welcome page for an introduction.

Use the News link on the left to view all the latest updates to the ongoing campaign in our area and elsewhere against the GMSF.  If you want to get involved and be a contributor to this site, please send a message using the Contact Us page.