Salford Local Plan

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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 will be invited on this until 20 March 2020.

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

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
Comments invited on the Publication Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations  27 January to 20 March 2020
Submission to the Secretary of State May 2020
Examination in Public September to October 2020
Estimated date for adoption May 2021

This page was last updated on 27 January 2020

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