Salford City Council has launched a consultation on changes to its town planning policies.
The changes to part one of the draft Local Plan were approved at Cabinet on 26 January 2021 and the council is now seeking views from the public.
The council want people to comment on changes being suggested. Part one of the Local Plan will identify and protect the city’s environment such as green spaces, town centres and infrastructure. The policies in the plan will be used to determine planning applications. The consultation is open from Friday 5 February 2021 to Friday 19 March 2021.
The changes that have been identified have been put together to respond to comments, new evidence and the changes in planning legislation introduced by government to make sure the plan fits in with national planning policy.
Councillor Mike McCusker, Executive Support Member for Planning, Housing and Sustainable Development at Salford City Council said: “We have identified some changes we think need to be made before the plan goes through its public examination and we would encourage people to take part in the process and make comments.
“Our green space is very important and we will use all the laws, our existing policies relating to the Irwell Valley, sites of biological importance, local nature reserves, a country park and conservation areas and all the powers available to us to protect it, which we have used so successfully recently to defend Broadoak in Worsley from developers.
“I am pleased the plan will require all major developments to explain how they will promote social inclusion and deliver social value. It is important local people can benefit as the city changes. This is a major priority as we continue to take great strides in making the city better and fairer for all.”
Salford’s Local Plan sets out how the council will manage the future development of the city is put together by city council and in consultation with local people. This latest revision follows on from the plan which was produced in January 2020. All the comments received now, and in the last consultation will be submitted to the Secretary of State for consideration at the plan’s public examination.
The second part of Salford’s Local Plan will follow on from part one of the plan and will include details of the scale and distribution of new development and will take into account ongoing work on a joint plan with the other Greater Manchester districts, excluding Stockport.
Planning officers are available on the telephone so people can discuss the proposed changes to the plan or ask any questions before making comments. People can book a 30 minute telephone appointment for the following dates: Monday 22 to Friday 26 February 2021 (between 9.30am and 5.30pm). To book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0161 793 3782.