Salford Local Plan

The Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations, and an Addendum to it (proposed modifications), were submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 30 June 2021. All of the information relating to the examination of the plan can be viewed online.

The Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations is one of the documents that will form part of the development plan for Salford.

Four stages of consultation have been undertaken on the Local Plan:

The consultation documents and responses received for these stages of consultation can be viewed using the links above.

The Publication Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations was published on 27 January 2020 and comments were invited on this until 20 March 2020. The comments received have now been published and are available to view online

The Publication Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations Proposed Modifications Addendum was published on 5 February 2021 and comments were invited on this until 19 March 2021.

Scope of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations

Following the consultation on the Revised Draft Local Plan in January 2019, a decision was made to narrow the scope of the document to focus on development management policies and designations, with the exclusion of site allocations and proposals for the overall scale and distribution of development. The title of the document has been amended to 'Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations' to reflect this.

The Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations, and an Addendum to it (proposed modifications), was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 30 June 2021. All of the information relating to the examination of the plan can be viewed online.

The reason for the above change is that it is not possible to progress the elements relating to the scale and distribution of development in Salford and individual site allocations until the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been completed. Due to delays in the GMSF process, it is considered preferable to adopt a more narrowly focused document than to further delay the adoption of updated development management policies and designations. The other elements originally intended for inclusion in the Local Plan, such as the scale and distribution of development and site allocations, will instead be progressed through a separate document, Salford Local Plan: Core Strategy and Allocations, and work will start on the production of this document once the GMSF is further progressed.  

The Publication Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) was due to be approved by the ten Greater Manchester local authorities in December 2020 for consultation and submission to the Secretary of State following the period for representations. 

Following the decision of Stockport Council on 3 December 2020, GMSF is no longer being progressed. However, at the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) Executive Board meeting on 12 February Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, and Wigan councils agreed to form a joint committee to develop a long-term plan for jobs, new homes, and sustainable growth across their boroughs. This long term plan is called Places for Everyone.

The work that has already taken place on the comprehensive Local Plan meets all of the requirements for the more focused Development Management Policies and Designations document up to and including Regulation 18 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012 (as amended). All of the relevant work and representations on the Local Plan to date will therefore continue to be taken into account.

Next steps in producing the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations

The remaining stages in the production of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations are detailed in the table below:

Stage Date
Estimated date for examination in public December 2021
Estimated date for adoption June 2022
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