Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary Planning Documents and Supplementary Planning Guidance

As identified in the Local Plan, the council is preparing a number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) to expand and provide further guidance on policies set out in the adopted Development Plan Documents (DPDs).  

Adopted SPDs

Update on the Planning Obligation SPD 

Following changes to national and local policy, revisions to the housing chapter within the adopted Planning Obligation SPD (2015) were consulted upon in July 2016. You can view a table of representations received.

Subsequently, the Housing White Paper and Mayor's Draft Affordable Housing and Viability SPG (final draft due August 2017) have been published. The council are now reviewing the whole of the Planning Obligation SPD in light of the above guidance and will take on board comments from the last consultation, where relevant.

A revised version of the whole Planning Obligation SPD will be out for public consultation late Autumn 2017. 

Supplementary Planning Guidance 

The council has produced a Population Yield Calculator which can be used by developers to assess the number of residents expected to result from proposed new development. This assists in the negotiation of planning obligations.

The council has also provided further non-legal guidance on planning and other matters relating to basement extensions, which refers to the guidance given in the Housing SPD. The Planning Portal website provides the most up-to-date information on permitted development rights including an interactive householder guide.

The council has a range of supplementary planning guidance documents that support the policies in the council's Development Plan. Where relevant, it will continue to be a material consideration in the assessment of planning applications until they are replaced by Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs).  

Adoption of SPDs

The Council adopted the Historic Environment SPD and revised Housing SPD on 28 November 2016. The adopted documents are accompanied by an adoption statement and a statement setting out changes that were made following consultation.

Pages in Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)