Planning obligations supplementary planning document - refreshed 9 December 2019

Planning obligations are sought 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 requirements set out within policy H4 of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies apply differentially across the city, reflecting variation in development viability. They supersede the affordable housing requirements in the planning obligations SPD. 

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 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 2022.

Planning obligations income and expenditure

Further information on the income and expenditure of planning obligations in Salford is available.

Planning obligations frequently asked questions

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 5 May 2023

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