Salford Local Plan

The Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination in June 2021 and examination hearings followed in December 2021. Main and Additional modifications were published on 30 May 2022 and comments were invited on these until 11 July 2022. Details of any further updates will be published on the examination latest news and updates page.

Progress made to date in producing the Local Plan

Stage

Date

Call for sites consultation

February to April 2013

Suggested sites consultation

January to March 2014

Draft Local Plan

November 2016 to January 2017

Revised Draft Local Plan

January to March 2019

Publication of the Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations

January to March 2020

Publication of the Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations Proposed Modifications Addendum

February to March 2021

Submission of the plan to the Secretary of State for examination

June 2021

Examination hearings

December 2021

Consultation on the post-submission proposed modifications

May to July 2022

The relevant documents for each stage, and where applicable, comments received can be viewed using the links above.

Scope of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations

Following consultation on the Revised Draft Local Plan in January 2019, a decision was made to narrow the scope of the document to focus on development management policies and designations, with the exclusion of site allocations and proposals for the overall scale and distribution of development. The title of the document was amended to 'Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations' to reflect this.

The reason for the change to the scope of the plan was that it was not possible to progress the elements relating to the scale and distribution of development in Salford and individual site allocations until Places for Everyone is adopted. Due to delays in producing a joint plan (including previous work on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework), it was decided that rather than delay the Salford Local Plan, it would be preferable to narrow its scope so that those elements relating to development management policies and designations can be adopted much more quickly.

The primary purposes of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations are to:

  • Provide the main policies that will be used to manage development and determine planning applications
  • Identify the designations that will protect the city’s most important environmental assets, town centres and infrastructure
  • Support the key delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities

The other elements originally intended for inclusion in the Local Plan, such as the scale and distribution of development and site allocations, will instead be progressed through a separate document, Salford Local Plan: Core Strategy and Allocations, and work will start on the production of this document once Places for Everyone is further progressed.

Next steps in producing the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations

Consultation on the post-submission modifications finished on 11 July 2022. The Planning Inspector examining the plan will consider the comments made on the Main Modifications. He will then finalise the examination report and issue this to the city council. Providing that the Planning Inspector concludes that the plan can be adopted the city council will then be able to adopt the SLP:DMP. This will be a decision for Full Council. The estimated date for adoption is Autumn 2022.

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