UDP Chapter 1
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Local Planning Authorities in England and Wales have been required, since 1948, to prepare and keep under review Development Plans for their respective areas. Although the form, content and title of the Development Plan has changed over the years, its function, to set down policies and proposals for the use and development of land, remains unchanged.
1.2 The Unitary Development Plan (UDP) is the prescribed form of Development Plan intended for metropolitan areas. It has replaced the Structure and Local Plans that previously had to be prepared by local authorities.
1.3 The original Trafford UDP, adopted in May 1996, was prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991), the Town and Country Planning (Unitary Development Plans) Regulations 1991 and Planning Policy Guidance Note 12 (February 1992).
1.4 This Revised adopted Plan has been prepared in accordance with the same Town and Country Planning Act/Regulations framework and revised Planning Policy Guidance Note 12 (December 1999).