Over 600 comments on Salford’s plans for development over the next 20 years have been published on Salford City Council’s website.
The representations from people and organisations were part of the consultation into the Revised Draft Local Plan which sets out where in the city development could take place between now and then.
Salford City Council has made all the representations available on its website, after running consultation on the plan between January and March this year. They include comments on the plans, chapters and policies of the Revised Draft Local Plan, the documents used as an evidence base for drawing it up and suggestions for alternative sites.
Councillor Derek Antrobus, lead member for sustainable development and planning, thanked everyone for their interest and input into the process.
“Salford is growing fast as a modern, global city and is already seen as one of the best places to live and work in the country,” he said.
“This will continue over the next 20 years and there will continue to be high levels of demand for development, housing, industrial and office space and infrastructure to support that expansion. It all needs to be carefully managed and the Local Plan sets out a framework to do that, to balance the long-term success of the city with quality of life and protecting and enhancing our environment.
“We will consider all the comments received and update the plan to take account of them and changes in national planning policy. In the light of recent announcements about a delay to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, we will need to consider how to progress the next stage in taking Salford’s local plan forward.”
Salford’s Local Plan is linked to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), which sets out the overall planning strategy for the whole of Greater Manchester. Salford’s Local Plan will provide a much more detailed set of policies to complement this.