Archived planning policy documents

None of the documents within this archive section have any formal status in planning policy terms, and they are not considered to be capable of being material considerations when determining planning applications. They are included purely for information. Current planning policies can be viewed here.

Salford unitary development plan saved policies

The city of Salford unitary development plan 2004 to 2016 (UDP) was adopted by Salford City Council on 21 June 2006. It has now been replaced by the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations which was adopted by full Council on 18 January 2023.

The relevant UDP documents can be downloaded below.

Regional spatial strategy

The north west of England regional spatial strategy came into force in September 2008. It formed part of Salford's development plan until it was revoked by the government on 20 May 2013. It can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Salford core strategy

In 2007, Salford City Council commenced preparation of the core strategy, which was intended to be the main planning document for Salford and would set out the spatial vision and framework for the city. The independent examination of the core strategy commenced in September 2012, however the appointed planning inspector identified significant concerns regarding the soundness of the plan.

In November 2012 the council took the decision to formally withdraw the core strategy and commence work on the production of a local plan. See further information on the core strategy, including the full examination library.

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) and other local planning policy documents

Following the adoption of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (SLP:DMP) in January 2023, a review was undertaken to determine whether the existing SPDs and other local planning policy documents could continue to be used to assist in the implementation of the new plan. The recommendations in the review were agreed by the City Mayor in consultation with Cabinet on 9 January 2024 and the full review can be downloaded below. As a result, the following documents were revoked on 19 January 2024:

  • Claremont and Weaste neighbourhood plan
  • Established employment areas SPD
  • Flood Risk and development planning guidance
  • Housing planning guidance
  • Irwell City Park planning guidance (joint with Manchester and Trafford councils)
  • Liverpool Road corridor strategy
  • Lower Broughton design code SPD
  • MediaCityUK and Quays Point planning guidance (joint with Trafford Council)
  • Nature conservation and biodiversity SPD
  • Ordsall Riverside planning guidance
  • Sustainable design and construction SPD
  • Telecommunications SPD

This page was last updated on 23 January 2023

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