Greater Manchester joint waste development plan document

The Greater Manchester joint waste development plan document (the ‘waste plan') formally became part of Salford's development plan on 1 April 2012.

The waste plan was prepared jointly between the ten Greater Manchester authorities, and it identifies how Greater Manchester will deliver the spatial vision for waste development to 2027.

It sets out policies to guide future waste development and identifies sites and areas suitable for the location of waste uses across Greater Manchester. The plan allocates seven sites within Greater Manchester specifically for waste management uses, and identifies a further 26 areas which are considered suitable locations for a range of waste management uses. In addition, the waste plan allocates two existing landfill sites for further extension. Within Salford, four areas are identified as suitable for a range of waste management uses, and one existing landfill site is allocated for further extension.

The allocations within Salford

Area allocations: 

  • SL2 - Clifton Industrial Estate, Clifton
  • SL3 - Cobden Street Industrial Area, Brindle Heath
  • SL6 - Oakhill Industrial Estate, Walkden
  • SL12 - Ashton's Field, Walkden

Existing landfill site allocated for additional landraise:

  • W21 - Whitehead Landfill, Astley Bridge (Wigan) and partly within Boothstown

The waste plan, together with its associated adoption statement, the sustainability appraisal / strategic environmental assessment and its associated adoption statement, and the inspector's report can be downloaded below.

The policies map reflects the boundaries of the designations within the waste plan in Salford and can be downloaded below. These designations can also be viewed on the interactive policies map, alongside relevant layers from the Greater Manchester joint minerals development plan document and the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations.

This page was last updated on 13 April 2023

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