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The Publication Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 30 June 2021.

Date News/update
30 May 2022

Post-submission modifications were published on 30 May 2022 and comments are being invited on these until 11 July 2022.

23 May 2022

The proposed modifications to the plan were approved by Cabinet on 17 May 2022 for a period of consultation, although the Record of Decision was not signed until 20 May 2022. Given this, and subject to there being no-call-in of the decision, it is now intended that consultation will take place for six weeks between Monday 30 May 2022 and Monday 11 July 2022.

17 May 2022

The proposed modifications to the plan were approved by Cabinet on 17 May 2022 for a period of consultation. Subject to there being no-call-in of the decision, consultation will take place for six weeks between Friday 27 May 2022 and Friday 8 July 2022.

29 April 2022

The city council provided the inspector with an update in relation to the drafting of addenda to supporting documents.

In addition, details of the timeline for consultation on proposed modifications was provided; subject to approval by Salford City Council Cabinet on 17 May and there being no call-in of the decision, consultation will be for a period of 6 weeks starting around 25 May 2022.

The letter to the inspector has been added to the examination library as document SCC062.

15 March 2022

The city council responded to a letter from the inspector dated 1 March 2022. This response has been added to the examination library as document SCC061; the inspector’s letter is in the examination library as document ID014.

8 March 2022

The inspector sent a letter to the city council dated 1 March 2022 relating to proposed modifications and consultation. As requested, the letter and the inspector’s revised draft Main Modifications that were attached to the letter have been added to the examination library as documents ID014 and ID015.

In addition the inspector has also asked the council to publish the draft Additional Modifications schedule that was provided to him by the city council, and an updated draft composite plan showing all of the modifications. These documents have been added to the examination library as documents SCC059 and SCC060.

The city council will formally respond to the inspector’s letter shortly and this response will be added to the examination library.

3 February 2022

As referenced in the city council's hearing statements (HS001, HS022 and HS067) and further discussed at relevant examination hearing sessions an update to the Submission Statement of Common Ground has been produced by the city council. This has now been signed by all relevant organisations and has been added to the examination library (see documents SCC058 to SCC058m)

1 February 2022

As requested by the inspector at the final examination hearing session, the following documents were provided to the inspector on 28 January 2022:

  • Modifications schedules (Main and Additional)
  • A new composite version of the plan

The Programme Officer has indicated that the planning inspector will now review these documents and come back to the council in the next 2-3 weeks with any queries or changes.

10 January 2022

As requested by the inspector, the following documents have been produced by the city council and added to the examination library:

  • Actions arising from hearing sessions (see document SCC056)
  • Suggested site visits as identified through the examination hearings – schedule and maps (see documents SCC057 and SCC057a to c)
20 December 2021

The examination hearings closed on Thursday 16 December 2021.

14 December 2021

The inspector issued version three of the programme for the hearing sessions. See document ID004b of the examination library.

29 November 2021

The inspector has issued:

The links to register to observe the week one hearings (7 to 10 December 2021) have been published on the examination hearings webpage.

26 November 2021

The inspector issued version two of the programme for the hearing sessions. See document ID004a of the examination library.

22 November 2021

An updated privacy notice has been published by the city council which explains how personal data aired at any virtual hearing sessions will be used, recorded, stored and deleted. See document SCC015a of the examination library.

17 November 2021

The inspector’s note for participants in the virtual hearings was and has been added to the examination library (see document ID006 - Adobe PDF format, 84kb).

16 November 2021

The examination hearing statements prepared by the city council and representors were published on 16 November 2021 and have been added to the examination library (see documents HS001 to HS085).

15 November 2021

A schedule of further main modifications, and a schedule of further additional modifications has been added to the examination library. See documents SCC045 and SCC046 of the examination library.

15 November 2021

The city council submitted its responses to the inspector’s matters, issues and questions. The covering letter for this has been added to the examination library. See document SCC044 of the examination library.

18 October 2021

The initial programme for the hearing sessions, the Inspector’s Guidance Note and the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions were published on 18 October 2021 and have been added to the examination library (see documents ID002 to ID004).

7 October 2021

A privacy notice has been published by the city council which explains how personal data aired at any virtual hearing sessions will be used, recorded, stored and deleted. See document SCC015 of the examination library.

15 September 2021 The city council provided a response to the questions in the inspector’s letter dated 20 August 2021. See documents SCC011 to SCC014 of the examination library.
2 September 2021 The city council responded to the inspector’s letter dated 20 August 2021 to state that it would respond to his questions by 17 September 2021. See document SCC004 of the examination library.
20 August 2021 The planning inspector wrote a letter to the city council seeking  clarification on a number of matters which need to be addressed before he finalises the main matters and issues for examination. See document ID001 of the examination library.
19 July 2021 The Planning Inspectorate informed the city council that in accordance with section 20(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Andrew McCormack BSc (Hons) MRTPI has been appointed to hold the examination of the plan. Details of the arrangements for the examination will be provided on this page when they become available.
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