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 will also be made available for inspection free of charge in the Salford Civic Centre, and at the city’s libraries and gateway centres shortly. 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.

Any person aggrieved by the SLP:DMP may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that:

  • the document is not within the appropriate power
  • a procedural requirement has not been complied with.

Any such application to the High Court must be made not later than the end of the period of six weeks starting with the date when the SLP:DMP is adopted (i.e. between 18 January 2023 and no later than 1 March 2023).

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 19 January 2023

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