Revisions and delays to Salford’s local plan

The council has moved to tweak a string of development management policies and pushed back formal adoption of the first part of its plan until June 2022.

Salford City Council has pursued a two-part strategy to adopting its local plan, progressing a development management policies (DMP) document that will set the context for planning and allocations.This core strategy and specific site allocations part will follow once Salford knows what is required of it within the nine-borough joint development plan, which is expected to emerge as a watered-down version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

The council consulted on the DMP element in early 2020, with the driving policy of “A Fairer City” setting out a tough stance on affordable housing provision. Under the proposals, developers in Salford would face stricter requirements to increase social value from their schemes, including having to submit a ‘social value strategy’ and contribute more towards affordable housing, Place North West reported last January.

An additional consultation has now been launched, with various revisions proposed……

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