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Adopted Local Development Plan

LDP Supplementary Planning Guidance

SPG for Consultation 

Landscape Character Assessment 


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.

Adopted SPG

The Council has adopted the following items of SPG to support its LDP, following public consultation and consideration by Cabinet: 


Biodiversity approved May 2021 

Biodiversity SPG

Biodiversity - Consultation report


Historic Environment (Archaeology) approved May 2021

Historic Environment (Archaeology) SPG

Historic Environment (Archaeology) – Consultation Report


Development Sites

 Development Sites - Updated version, December 2016

 Consultation Report (August 2013)


Renewable Energy- approved on 31st October 2016 and came into force on 31st October 2016 

Renewable Energy SPG

Renewable Energy - Consultation Report


Planning Obligations - approved 12th September 2016 and came into force 16th September 2016

Planning Obligations 

Consultation Report


Affordable Housing- approved on 14th September 2015 and came into force on 14th September 2015 

Affordable Housing

Unilateral Undertaking

Unilateral Undertaking - Notes

Certificate of Title for Unilateral Planning Agreement

Certificate of Title for Unilateral Planning Agreement 

Consultation Report


Parking Standards - approved on 24th June 2013 and came into force on 28th June 2013

Parking Standards

Consultation Report


Future programme

The Council intends to prepare further items of SPG. Further details will be added to this webpage in due course.

ID: 2486, revised 23/06/2021