The national planning policy framework (paragraph 159) states that local planning authorities should have a clear understanding of housing needs in their area, and as part of this should prepare a strategic housing market assessment.
The government has published strategic housing market assessment practice guidance detailing how to produce a strategic housing market assessment.
The council published a SHMA in February 2012. The assessment is intended to provide an objective analysis of the varied housing market issues affecting the city, assessing the existing housing market, recent changes, and future needs. In doing so, it draws on information from a wide range of sources, including nationally collated statistics, projections and forecasts, local surveys and studies, development monitoring, and published research.
The scope and detail of this SHMA has been based on the SHMA guidance. However, some additional sections have been included, such as on the future potential housing supply in the city and likely future market performance.
The Salford SHMA can be downloaded from this page.
Two other SHMAs covering Salford were published in 2008, namely the:
An update to the Greater Manchester SHMA was published in May 2010.
These SHMAs set Salford within a broader context, and can be seen as complementary to the Salford SHMA. They can be downloaded below.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
Remember you can contact us quicker, easier, better online.
This page was last updated on 6 April 2016