Manchester's Core Strategy was adopted on 11 July 2012 and is the key Development Plan document in the Local Development Framework (LDF). It replaces significant elements of the existing Unitary Development Plan 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.
Extant UDP policies can be downloaded here
These documents are also available to view online at Manchester libraries, via the publicly accessible computers. Opening times of Manchester libraries are available here or by telephoning 0161 234 1983.
Core Strategy Development Plan document
Errata Note issued 31 July 2012
We adopted the Core Strategy Development Plan document on 11 July 2012. The version which was adopted on this date contained typographical errors, set out in this table, which have now been corrected. The Adopted Core Strategy has now been amended to incorporate these corrections.
Hearing sessions for the Independent Examination into Manchester 's Core Strategy took place in November 2011. Further information on the Examination process, including the Inspector's Report, can be viewed at
You can view the evidence base documents supporting the Core Strategy when it was submitted to the Secretary of State on 18 July 2011. This followed the Publication consultation stage in February and March 2011
The submission documents and evidence base can also be viewed (via CD) in Manchester libraries.
Work began on the Core Strategy in 2005 and the public and other stakeholders have been involved throughout the process. Comments received during the consultation process can be viewed via the planning policy Consultation Site.
If you would like to register for email alerts to comment on the Core Strategy Development Plan document, please complete the online form on the Consultation page or, alternatively, contact the Planning Strategy team at the address below. From the consultation page you can also see when consultations are being undertaken.
Please follow this link to find more pages giving information related to the Local Development Framework.
Planning Strategy Team
Manchester City Council
FREEPOST MR 1514
Manchester M60 2BR