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.
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 2017 is available to download below.
If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the 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.
Please note that the city council is currently consulting on its intention to undertake a review of the adopted planning obligations supplementary planning document.
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This page was last updated on 6 April 2018