{meta} Agenda item - Salford Revised Planning Obligations SPD.

Agenda item


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:


Approve the Draft Planning Obligations SPD (SPD) for the purposes of public consultation from Friday 25 January 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019.


The Reasons are that the adopted Planning Obligations SPD (June 2015) needs updating:


·                     To reflect changing national policy and legislation

·                     To respond to the latest information on development viability in Salford

·                     To provide additional guidance on the implementation of local policies on planning obligations in light of experience in applying the existing SPD


Options considered and rejected were to not publish the Draft Planning Obligations SPD.


Assessment of Risk is medium. It is recognised that various policies and proposals in the Revised Planning Obligations SPD may be subject to challenge through both the formal consultation period, and potentially also to its subsequent adoption.


The source of funding is existing revenue budgets. Non-staff costs associated with the consultation are limited in scale (associated with the printing of the documents)


Legal Advice obtained from: Robert Irvine (Solicitor). Before adopting a Supplementary Planning Document, a Local Planning Authority is required to undertake a public consultation for a period of at least four weeks.  As part of the consultation, the Draft SPD must be made available along with a statement setting out who has been consulted during the preparation of the document, the main issues raised by them and how those have been addressed in the Draft SPD.  This report seeks approval to carry out a consultation in accordance with the statutory provisions.

The Council is also required, during the preparation of a plan such as an SPD to consider whether an Environmental Assessment is required, and should consider whether a sustainability appraisal is required.  The determination statement addresses these issues.


Financial Advice: The city council currently secures planning obligations from developers as a result of new developments in line with the adopted Planning Obligations SPD (June 2015). In 2017/18 the city council received £3,218,304 of planning obligations, with expenditure in the period of £2,304,666. Once adopted planning obligations will be secured having regard to the policies in the revised SPD.


Procurement Advice: Not applicable.


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:


·         Draft Planning Obligations SPD

·         Salford Revised Draft Local Plan assessment of residential viability (January 2019)

·         Determination statement on the need for sustainability appraisal and strategic environmental assessment

·         Consultation statement

Contact Officer: Matt Doherty        Tel No: 0161 793 2304






This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.


The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.





Signed: Councillor Antrobus                                             Dated: 15th January 2019

Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development






This decision was published on 15th January 2019.


This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 22nd January 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



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