A CONTROVERSIAL housing policy could see the light of day in early January it was revealed.

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) could be out for consultation in the new year said Bury Council's chief executive.

Geoff Little, was speaking at a health meeting this week and said: "If all goes well we may well see [the GMSF] coming back for consultation early in the new year."

The GMSF is a housing and employment policy for the next 20 years of Greater Manchester and has been beset by delays and set backs since it was first unveiled to the public in 2016.

The volume of comments received on the GMSF sent it back to the drawing board.