Planning research and information


Salford student housing demand study (January 2013) - an assessment by DTZ of the likely demand for purpose built student accommodation.

Strategic housing market assessment - an assessment of housing need and demand.

Five year housing land supply position - the amount of housing estimated to be completed between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2020, and whether this meets the identified requirement for housing over this period.

Economic development and retail

Employment land review - a review of the potential future demand for employment land and premises within the city over the period 2007 to 2026, along with the capacity of the available supply (from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective).

Greater Manchester employment land position statement - an Association of Greater Manchester Authorities report looking at the sub-regional land requirements in the regional spatial strategy (policy W3).

Salford retail and leisure study - an analysis of the retail and leisure provision in Salford's centres, and an assessment of the extent to which the centres are meeting the retail needs of the local population.


Infrastructure delivery plan - an assessment of the current provision of infrastructure in Salford, any planned investment proposals, and the future infrastructure required to meet anticipated demand.

Census ward profiles - statistical profiles describing the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of citizens living in each of Salford's twenty wards, compared with the city as a whole.


Duty to cooperate monitoring report - an overview of the activities undertaken by the city council in relation to the duty to cooperate.

Housing and economic land availability assessment - an assessment of the potential supply of new housing and economic development uses to 2035.

Local development framework - annual monitoring report - an overview of the monitoring of the city's local development framework and development plan documents.

Non-residential development monitoring report - a report detailing annual completions of retail, employment, hotel and utilities/infrastructure development, potential floorspace additions as part of extant planning permissions, and unitary development plan employment allocations.

Residential development and land supply monitoring report - a report detailing annual completions of new housing, and those sites that have current planning permission for new housing.

Greater Manchester joint waste development plan document monitoring report for Salford - a report monitoring the implementation of the waste planning policies in the Greater Manchester joint waste development plan document.

Greater Manchester joint minerals development plan document monitoring report for Salford - a report collating information to allow for the assessment of the performance of planning policies in the Greater Manchester joint minerals development plan document.

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