Salford greenspace strategy supplementary planning document

Review of Salford greenspace strategy

The council is undertaking a review of Salford greenspace strategy supplementary planning document (SPD). This presents an opportunity to update the SPD whilst responding to a number of challenges associated with some of the current approaches.

Consultation on a revised draft SPD took place between June and August 2017. The documents for the revised draft Salford greenspace strategy SPD remain available to download and an interactive map is available to navigate around the existing and proposed sites. 

The council will have regard to all comments submitted during the consultation period in preparation of adopting a new version of the SPD, which is anticipated will take place in 2018.

Salford City Council recognises the importance of open space to the quality of life of local people. Officers have prepared a strategy for the city that seeks to ensure that everyone has good access to high quality greenspaces of all types.

The Salford greenspace strategy supplementary planning document (SPD) provides a comprehensive spatial strategy for the protection and enhancement of green space resource throughout the city. It, among other things, sets local standards for the provision of green space in the city; highlights deficiency areas within the city; identifies key sites for provision and improvements to informal recreation; and recommends where access improvements should be carried out to, and between, open space sites.

The greenspace strategy SPD focuses on all types of green space found throughout the urban area and urban fringe. These include sports pitches, formal parks, equipped play facilities, country parks, woodland, allotments and other open land as well as the cycle routes, footpaths, canal towpaths and river walkways that connect these areas.

The document was subject to extensive public consultation before the final version was adopted. The greenspace strategy SPD and the supporting documents are available to download through the links at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the greenspace strategy 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 package. 

The open space chapter of the infrastructure delivery plan was published by the city council in June 2017 as a supporting document for the draft greenspace strategy SPD. The open space chapter provides updates on the sites required to meet the adopted local recreation standards and new local recreation standards identified in the draft local plan.

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This page was last updated on 8 August 2017