Design and Sustainability SPD
In July 2018 the council adopted a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) regarding Design and Sustainability for the determination of planning applications from 1 August 2018. The new SPD:
- Provides a positive and ambitious framework for seeking to improve design standards, enhance the well-being of residents and increase the sustainability credentials of the borough.
- Takes the opportunity to consolidate, condense, update and enhance the previous version of the Design and Sustainability SPD, and draws on experiences from recent developments in the borough.
- Addresses a broad range of design and sustainability issues, from strategic design considerations, down to the detailed design of individual buildings and extensions.
The SPD replaces the Design and Sustainability Supplementary Planning Document (including updates and appendices) (2012) which has been withdrawn.
Design and Sustainability Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)(PDF)
Please note: With regard to the bin specification on page 157, in the grid detailing bin capacity allowance, on the first line, this should say ‘up to and including four persons' 1 x 140 litre' rather than 1 x 240 litre.
Design and Sustainability SPD Adoption Statement(PDF) [186 kb]
Design and Sustainability SPD Consultation Statement(PDF) [2 Mb]
Design and Sustainability SPD Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Habitats Regulations Assessment(PDF) [484 kb]
Local Plan Team