The Local Plan provides development guidance for within Bolton. It helps both plan for Bolton’s long term growth and is the main consideration in deciding planning applications.
The local plan is made up of the:
- Core Strategy, the key document in the Local Plan
- Allocations Plan and Policies Map
- Greater Manchester Waste Plan adopted by the ten GM Authorities, and came into force on 1 April 2012
- Greater Manchester Minerals Plan adopted by the ten GM Authorities, and came into force on 26 April 2013
The land use proposals and allocations within these four plans can be viewed on the Policies Map using the link above.