About the Unitary Development Plan
The Unitary Development Plan for the City of Manchester (the UDP) was adopted by the Council on 21 July 1995 as the statutory document which set out guidelines for all development in Manchester and provided a framework from which to base decisions about planning applications.
However, Manchester 's Core Strategy was adopted on 11 July 2012 which is the key Development Plan Document in the Local Development Framework (LDF). It replaces significant elements of the UDP as the document that sets out the long term strategic policies for Manchester's future development and will form the framework that planning applications will be assessed against.
The latest Proposals Map shows both Core Strategy and extant UDP policies.
You can also view the text of extant UDP policies.