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.
The Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (SLP: DMP) covers the period up to 2037 and its primary purposes are to:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com:
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.