Local Development Plans (LDPs) contain policies and proposals that provide a basis for decision-making on planning applications and for framing conditions on consented applications. The Council's LDP was adopted on 28th February 2013.
Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) sets out more detailed guidance on the way in which policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas.
SPG does not form a part of the Council's LDP, but it is consistent with its provisions and is cross-referenced to appropriate policies and / or proposals of the LDP.
Only LDP policies and proposals have special status (primacy) in decision-making on planning applications. However, once adopted, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
The Council has adopted the following items of SPG to support its LDP, following public consultation and consideration by Cabinet:
Renewable Energy - approved on 31st October 2016 and came into force on 31st October 2016
Planning Obligations - approved 12th September 2016 and came into force 16th September 2016
Affordable Housing - approved on 14th September 2015 and came into force on 14th September 2015
Biodiversity - approved on 19th May 2014 and came into force on 20th May 2014
Parking Standards - approved on 24th June 2013 and came into force on 28th June 2013
The Council intends to prepare further items of SPG. Further details will be added to this webpage in due course.