Review of planning obligations SPD

The city council is currently consulting on its intention to undertake a review of the adopted planning obligations supplementary planning document (SPD). This will take into account significant changes to development economics and some of the housing markets within Salford since the current SPD was adopted in 2015, and also increasing public interest in the processes around planning obligations, particularly the viability appraisal process through which developers may seek lower contributions than would normally be required by the SPD policies.

We would welcome any comments which will assist us in informing the review of the SPD, particularly in terms of the following:

  1. Which aspects of the current SPD should be retained or amended?
  2. Are there any problems with the implementation of the current SPD?
  3. Are the current priorities in the SPD appropriate; that is, affordable housing, open space, primary school places, transport, and public realm?
  4. How can the transparency of the financial viability appraisal process for individual planning applications be maximised in order to maintain public confidence in the system?
  5. What are the potential implications of the government’s current consultations on: the draft revised national planning policy framework; draft planning practice guidance for viability; and supporting housing delivery through developer contributions?

All comments should be received by the city council no later than 4.30pm on Friday 6 April 2018.

Comments may be submitted by any of the following means:

A copy of the consultation letter that has been sent to consultees is available to download below.

Subject to the nature of comments received, we intend to prepare an updated SPD which would be subject to formal consultation later this year.

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This page was last updated on 9 March 2018

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