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A fairer city - a public consultation

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Salford City Council is preparing a local plan which will be the main land use planning document for the city. The local plan will:

  • set out how Salford should develop up to the year 2037

  • identify the amount of new development that will come forward across the city, such as housing, offices, industry and retail and the main areas in which this will be focused

  • support the delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities

  • protect the city's important environmental assets

  • allocate land for particular uses or protective designations

  • set out the main policies that will be used to determine planning applications

All decisions about whether Green Belt boundaries in Salford should be altered will be made through the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and not through the Salford Local Plan.

The Revised Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework sets out the overall planning strategy for the whole of Greater Manchester, and the Revised Draft Salford Local Plan provides more detailed policies for Salford.

The plans will look at things like where new homes should be built, where local jobs should be created and protect the city’s important environmental assets.

Next steps in producing a local plan

All of the comments received on the Revised Draft Local Plan and during the previous stages of consultation, together with any new evidence, will be taken into account in developing an updated version of the local plan. This will be the version of the plan that the city council would like to adopt, but it will be subject to a further period of representations and then a public examination.

To find out more about the Revised Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and how to make comments please visit www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/gmsf. This document is out for consultation until 18 March 2019.

To find out more about the Revised Draft Salford Local Plan and how to make comments please visit www.salford.gov.uk/reviseddraftlocalplan. This document is out for consultation until 22 March 2019.

Both draft plans are also available to view at the Civic Centre, Swinton or at all of Salford’s libraries during the consultation period. For more information, please call 0161 793 3782 or email plans.consultation@salford.gov.uk.

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Communications Intern at Together Housing

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