“A Fairer City” Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations 

Graphic: A Fairer City - comments invited until 20 March 2020

We are inviting people to make comments on the Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations document before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an appointed independent Planning Inspector. All comments should be received by the city council by 4.30pm on Friday 20 March 2020.

What is the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations?

The Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (SLP: DMP) covers the period up to 2037 and its primary purposes are to:

  • Provide the main policies that will be used to manage development and determine planning applications
  • Identify the designations that will protect the city’s most important environmental assets, town centres and infrastructure
  • Support the key delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities

A policies map has also been produced to accompany the plan which shows the areas of land that have been given a protective designation or otherwise relate to specific policies in the plan.

This is the version of the plan that the city council intends to submit to the Secretary of State for public examination by an independent planning inspector, and that it ultimately wishes to adopt.

The SLP: DMP is one of the documents that forms the development plan for Salford.

Viewing the SLP: DMP 

The SLP: DMP, policies map and supporting documents can be downloaded at the foot of this page. An interactive version of the Policies Map is available to view online. You can also view the individual chapters of the SLP: DMP.

A paper copy of the SLP: DMP, Policies Map, Consultation Statement and Statement of the Representations Procedure will be available to view in each of the city’s libraries and Gateway Centres during normal opening hours. They can also be viewed, along with paper copies of the other supporting documents, at the Civic Centre in Swinton. Details of the opening hours of the libraries, Gateway Centres and Civic Centre in Swinton are detailed in the Statement of Inspection Locations which can be downloaded at the foot of this page.

Paper copies of the SLP: DMP are available to purchase at a cost of £8 and paper copies of the Policies Map are available to purchase at a cost of £11.

Appendix D8 of the Consultation Statement summarises the main issues raised in the representations on the Revised Draft Local Plan and explains how these have been addressed in the SLP:DMP. This can be downloaded below. A number of background documents have also been produced in support of the SLP: DMP and these are also available to download below.

How to make comments on the SLP: DMP 

All comments on the SLP: DMP must be received by the city council no later than 4.30pm on Friday 20 March 2020. Unlike previous consultation stages on the local plan, the city council will not be able to accept comments that are received after this deadline.

This is the last opportunity for people to make comments on the SLP: DMP before the plan is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination. All of the comments received at this stage will be submitted along with the SLP: DMP for consideration at the public examination.

Whilst it is not essential, we recommend that you use the comments form for submitting your comments. We have also produced some guidance notes (at the bottom of the page) which we consider it would be helpful for you to read before completing your comments.

Comments may be submitted in the following ways:

How to find out more about the SLP: DMP

We will be holding appointment based ‘surgery sessions’ on Tuesday 25 February between 1.30pm and 8pm and on Wednesday 26 February between 8.30am and 2.15pm, at the Civic Centre, Swinton. These will provide you with the opportunity to meet with a planning officer to discuss the plan and ask any questions before making any formal written comments. Each appointment will run for a maximum of 30 minutes and can be booked by telephoning 0161 793 3782.

We have also offered to provide more details about the SLP: DMP at community committee meetings; these meetings can be attended by anyone who wishes to do so. Details of the community committees we are confirmed as attending are shown below.

Meeting Date and time Venue
Claremont and Weaste Tuesday 11 February 2020, 6.30pm De La Salle Sports Club, Lancaster Road, Salford, M6 8AQ
Ordsall and Langworthy Tuesday 10 March 2020 TBC

Further meetings may be added and this webpage will be updated to reflect this. 

A series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) has also been produced (at the bottom of the page) which may answer some of your initial questions about the SLP: DMP.

What happens next 

Once the period for making comments finishes, the plan, supporting documents, all of the comments received, and a summary of the main issues raised in the comments will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The plan will then be examined by a Planning Inspector and this process is likely to involve public hearings. Those making comments can request to participate at the public hearings or may be invited by the inspector to attend.

Receiving notification of the progress of the SLP: DMP

You can request to be notified of any of the following steps by completing the relevant section of the comments form or by putting your request in writing via letter or email to plans.consultation@salford.gov.uk:

  • ​The submission of the SLP: DMP to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination under section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act
  • Publication of the recommendations of the Planning Inspector appointed to carry out an independent examination of the SLP: DMP under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act
  • Adoption of the SLP: DMP by the city council.​

Downloadable documents

Submission documents

Background documents

Other documents

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

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