Salford's development plan

The Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations was adopted by full Council on 18 January 2023. It now forms part of the statutory development plan for Salford and replaces all of the saved policies of the Unitary Development Plan.

Salford's development plan

Salford’s development plan currently comprises:

Decisions on planning applications must be made in line with the development plan, unless there are clear material considerations which dictate why this should not be the case.

Separate policies maps for the each of the above documents are available to download by following the above links. In addition, an interactive policies map has been produced which brings together the separate downloadable policies maps on one map.

Other development plan documents being produced

Places for Everyone (a joint development plan document of nine Greater Manchester districts) is currently being examined by the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State. This document will also form part of Salford’s development plan once it is adopted.

The Salford Local Plan is being produced in two parts:

  • Part one: Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (SLP:DMP), which was adopted on 18 January 2023.
  • Part two: Salford Local Plan: Core Strategy and Allocations

Work on part two of the local plan will be progressed following the Places for Everyone examination hearing sessions and when it is known what the implications are for Salford in terms of the sub-regional spatial strategy, and district requirements for housing and employment.

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme sets out the development plan documents that will be produced over the next few years, the timetable for doing so, and the topics that they will cover. This can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

The Local Development Scheme needs to be updated to reflect the adoption of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations. This update will be completed in due course and will also include updated timescales for the progression of Places for Everyone (once further details are known when the examination hearings finish at the end of March 2023) and reflect the review of the supplementary planning documents and other planning documents, which is currently ongoing.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 13 April 2023

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