Salford Local Plan

Consultation on the Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations closed on Friday 20 March. The plan, supporting documents and comments received at this stage are due to be submitted to the Secretary of State in May 2020.

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

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.

Prior to this, four stages of consultation were undertaken on the Local Plan:

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

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 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 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.

Decisions about Green Belt boundaries

All decisions about whether Green Belt boundaries in Salford should be altered, including whether any existing Green Belt should be de-designated so that it can be developed, will be made through the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and not through the Salford Local Plan.

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
Submission to the Secretary of State May 2020
Examination in Public September to October 2020
Estimated date for adoption May 2021

Spatial Planning Privacy Notice

The council is committed to ensuring that we are transparent about the ways in which we use your personal information and that we have the right controls in place to ensure it is used responsibly. This is required by data protection legislation. We have reviewed the city council’s Spatial Planning Privacy Notice (May 2018) as it didn’t properly reflect how we process your data. The privacy notice has been updated to ensure that we meet the requirements of the Planning Inspectorate for the examination of the Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (SLP: DMP) document. Personal data submitted with comments received in response to the SLP:DMP the will be treated in accordance with the updated Spatial Planning Privacy Notice (March 2020), rather than as outlined in the preface to the SLP: DMP (paragraph H, page 11). The updated privacy notice is available to download at the foot of this page and is also available to view on the council’s data protection page.

Downloadable documents

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This page was last updated on 23 March 2020

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