Revised Draft Local Plan

‘A fairer city’ Revised Draft Local Plan consultation 25 January to 22 March 2019 

Following the consultation on the Draft Local Plan, the local plan has been comprehensively modified having regard to the comments received, updates to the evidence base, changes to national planning policy, and work on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The result is the Revised Draft Local Plan. A Policies Map has been published which shows the location of the sites proposed to be allocated for development and land given a protective designation. An interactive version of the Policies Map is available to view online. You can also view the individual chapters of the Revised Draft Local Plan.

All decisions about whether Green Belt boundaries in Salford should be altered, including whether any existing Green Belt should be de-designated so that it can be developed, will be made through the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and not through the Salford Local Plan.

A number of supporting documents have been published alongside the Revised Draft Local Plan, including a sustainability appraisal, community impact assessment and statement of consultation. These documents can be downloaded at the foot of this page. The consultation statement contains a summary of the main issues raised in representations on the Draft Local Plan and explains how these were addressed in the Revised Draft Local Plan. This is expanded on in more detail in the consultation statement appendices. The city council has also updated its evidence base to include a new housing and economic land availability assessment and an assessment of residential viability. A number of evidence base documents have been produced in support of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework which also have informed the production of the Revised Draft Local Plan.

Viewing the Revised Draft Local Plan documents 

The Revised Draft Local Plan, Policies Map and supporting documents can be downloaded at the foot of this page. A paper copy of the Revised Draft Local Plan and Policies Map will be available to view in each of the city’s libraries during normal opening hours. They can also be viewed, along with paper copies of the other supporting documents, at the Civic Centre in Swinton.

Paper copies of the Revised Draft Local Plan are available to purchase at a cost of £20 and paper copies of the Policies Map are available to purchase at a cost of £11.

Making comments on the Revised Draft Local Plan

We would welcome your comments on the Revised Draft Local Plan, both in terms of what you like about it and what you think should be changed. If you wish to propose an alternative approach, new or revised policies, or consider that an additional site should be allocated for development or given a protective designation, then it is recommended that you provide as much evidence as possible to support this. Comments can be made in the following ways:

All comments should be received by the city council no later than 4.30pm on Friday 22 March 2019.

Consultation events

There will be a drop-in consultation event held from 3pm to 8pm on Monday 11 February 2019 at the Salford Suite, Salford Civic Centre, Swinton. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the Revised Draft Local Plan and the Revised Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) with officers, and find out more about the parts of the two plans which you are interested in. Please note that there will be no formal presentations at this event, and you are free to join us whenever is most convenient to you between the above times.

We have also written to community committees to offer to attend one of their meetings to explain in more detail the Local Plan and GMSF proposals most relevant to their area. Details of the community committees and meetings we are attending are as follows:

Meeting Date and time Venue
Irlam and Cadishead Community Meeting Monday 21 January at 6.30pm Irlam and Cadishead College, Station Road, Irlam, M44 5ZR
East Salford Community Committee Thursday 24 January at 6.30pm Beacon Centre, 6 London Street, Salford, M6 6QT
Claremont and Weaste Community Committee Tuesday 29 January at 6.30pm De La Salle Sports Club, The Playing Fields Lancaster Road, Salford M6 8AQ
Worsley and Boothstown Community Meeting Wednesday 6 March at 6pm Boothstown Community Centre, Standfield Drive, Boothstown, M28 1NB
Ordsall and Langworthy Community Committee Tuesday 12 February 6.45pm

Lark Hill Primary School, Liverpool Street, Salford, M5 4BJ

If you have any queries regarding the Revised Draft Local Plan please email

This page was last updated on 11 February 2019

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