Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance

The Council has prepared a number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs), which are non-statutory documents that provide further guidance on how policies or proposals set out in the adopted Local Plan Documents will be implemented. SPDs replaced what was known as Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPGs) in 2004, however the Council's adopted SPGs remain material considerations in planning decisions.

Consultation on the Planning Obligations SPD 2020

We are holding a public consultation on the Council’s draft Planning Obligations SPD from Friday 31 January to Friday 28 February 2020.  

View consultation on Council’s draft Planning Obligations SPD

Adopted SPDs

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.

Adopted supplementary planning guidance