We have a range of additional planning policy guidance prepared to supplement policies in local plan, some of which is formally adopted and some informal guidance.
Some documents deal with specific topics or types of development, while others are site or area specific. In all cases we will have regard to the requirements of the relevant guidance when determining applications for development. If you are submitting a development proposal you should familiarise yourself with any supplementary planning document (SPD) or supplementary planning guidance (SPG) which might affect your proposals.
The 'mitigation for recreational impacts on new forest european sites' Supplementary planning document was adopted on 5 May 2021.
An interim advice and information note on ecology and biodiversity net gain is now available.
SPDs provide additional planning policy guidance, which supplements the policies in development plan documents. They form part of the LDF. A list of the currently adopted SPD documents can be downloaded below.
Supplementary planning guidance documents (SPG) have also been formally adopted. However, they do not have SPD status and do not form part of the LDF. A list of the current guidance can be downloaded below.
In addition you should familiarise yourself with the following topics and guidance which may affect your proposals.
In 2018, the following three SPDs were published in draft form to allow for early public consultation and to provide additional information in support of the Council's policies and proposals in the Local Plan 2016-2036 Part 1: Planning Strategy:
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