{meta} Agenda for Cabinet on Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 12.30 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: 100 Embankment, Cathedral Approach, Salford, M3 7NJ (to commence at the rise of the Council meeting)

Contact: Liz Wright, Democratic Services Officer 

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Any other urgent business


Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021: A Joint Development Plan Document for 9 Greater Manchester Local Authorities (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) pdf icon PDF 986 KB

Report of the Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development.

Additional documents:


Salford City Council - Record of Decision (CABINET)


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:


1.    Approve the Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021, including strategic site allocations and green belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents, for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for a period for representations of 8 weeks commencing no earlier than 9 August 2021;


2.    Delegate to the Strategic Director Place authority to approve the relevant Statement of Common Ground(s) required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019; and


The Reasons are: To continue making progress in the production of a Joint Development Plan Document of the nine remaining Greater Manchester districts (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) and provide an opportunity for the community and other stakeholders to make representations on The Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021 (PfE) before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination.


Options considered and rejected were: Not to progress with the production of a Joint Development Plan Document. This option was rejected given there are clear merits in continuing to produce a Joint Development Plan Document, which include enabling districts to:

·         Progress the strategic policies that were in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) which commanded widespread support, for example net zero carbon development, affordable housing and space and accessibility standards for new housing

·         Maximise the use of sustainable urban/brownfield land and limit the need for Green Belt to accommodate the development needs of the nine

·         Align with wider Greater Manchester strategies for transport and other infrastructure investment

·         Utilise the evidence base already commissioned and completed, minimising the cost of producing further evidence

·         Spread the cost jointly of the independent examination



Assessment of Risk: Places for Everyone builds on earlier work that took places for the GMSF. Significant challenges were made to the 2016 and 2019 draft GMSF versions, from various parties including local residents, landowners / developers and statutory consultees. It is likely that such representations will also be made to Places for Everyone. Places for Everyone needs to found sound at Examination and it is important that the evidence is robust as part of this. Significant work has been undertaken in relation to this in order to minimise the risk of the plan being found to be unsound.


The source of funding is as follows:  The preparation and examination of the Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021 generates a revenue cost for 9 local authorities. A substantial evidence base has been assembled to support the plan which has involved commissioning of specialist and independent experts. There are no current revenue implications. Following this consultation, the PfE plan will be submitted to the Secretary of State for examination. There will be further revenue  ...  view the full decision text for item 3.