Planning obligations are sought in order to mitigate the impact of new development, and to ensure that it is acceptable in planning terms. The planning obligations supplementary planning document expands on the saved policies of the unitary development plan to provide additional guidance on the use of planning obligations and the approach to calculating financial requirements.
The SPD brings together within a single document all of Salford City Council's policies relating to planning obligations that are supplementary to development plan policies. It sets out the affordable housing requirement that will apply to new residential development. It also sets out how planning obligations will be secured for the provision or improvement of infrastructure, including open space, education, transport and public realm infrastructure.
The planning obligations SPD was adopted by the council on 18 June 2015. It was refreshed on 9 December 2019 and can be downloaded below.
The affordable housing and planning obligation requirements set out within the SPD apply differentially across the city, reflecting variation in development viability. In order to assist developers in identifying which value area a site lies within, an interactive online map of the value areas is available.
Further information on the council's approach to the implementation of planning obligations is set out on these pages. For the purposes of demonstrating compliance with Regulation 123 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations, a schedule of all planning obligations that the council entered into between 6 April 2010 and 31 March 2019 is available to download below. The Planning Obligations Infrastructure Funding Statement provides schedules of all planning obligation activity from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021.
If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the refreshed planning obligations SPD please contact us using the link below. A charge will be made to reflect the cost of printing the document, together with postage and packing.
Further information on the income and expenditure of planning obligations in Salford is available.
The city council has provided responses to a number of frequently asked questions and a short guide to Section 106 is available to download.
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This page was last updated on 25 March 2022