Salford Local Plan adoption

The Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations was adopted by full Council on 18 January 2023. It now forms part of the statutory development plan for Salford and replaces all of the saved policies of the Unitary Development Plan.

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

Salford City Council adopted the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (SLP:DMP) on 18 January 2023. The SLP:DMP replaces the saved policies of the Salford Unitary Development Plan (2004 to 2016), as set out in Annex D of the plan.

The SLP:DMP was subject to an independent examination carried out by an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The inspector’s report issued to the city council on 3 November 2022 confirmed that subject to the main modifications recommended, the SLP:DMP is considered to be sound and legally compliant. The adopted SLP:DMP incorporates these main modifications, along with additional minor modifications made by the city council.

Viewing the adopted local plan and associated documents

The following documents are available to download below:

  • Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations
  • Policies Map
  • Adoption statement
  • Inspection notice: details of where the local plan is available for inspection and the places and times at which the document can be inspected
  • Sustainability appraisal adoption statement
  • Sustainability appraisal reports and habitats regulations assessments

These documents are also available for inspection free of charge at the Salford Civic Centre, and at the city’s libraries and gateway centres. Details of the addresses and opening times at which the above documents can be inspected can be found in the inspection notice.

Printed copies of the local plan can be purchased at cost of £25 (plus £3 postage) and the policies map at a cost of £13.

Interactive policies map

As well as the downloadable SLP:DMP Policies Map, an interactive version of the map is available to view. The interactive map also shows the relevant layers from the Greater Manchester joint waste development plan document and the joint minerals development plan document.

Social value strategy guidance

Policy F2 (Social value and inclusion) of the plan requires that all major developments submit a social value strategy at the planning application stage. It is recognised that this is a new requirement for development in Salford, and so guidance been prepared to provide further information on this.

Downloadable documents

Statements, notices and reports

Sustainability appraisal reports


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

This page was last updated on 14 April 2023

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