Decision details

Supplementary Planning Documents:

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the following SPDs are adopted, to be used as a material consideration in planning decisions across the district.


  • Affordable Housing (guidance for Policy HS2: Affordable Housing)
  • Rural Workers Dwellings (guidance for Policy HS9: Rural Workers Dwelling)
  • Air Quality (guidance for Policy NE1: Air Quality)
  • Providing Net Gain for Biodiversity (guidance for Policy NE3: Protecting the Natural Environment)


That the Executive Officer Policy and Place be authorised to make minor amendments and graphical improvements to the document ahead of adoption.


Reasons for the decision:

As outlined in the Corporate Plan, the Local Plan is a key mechanism for delivering the Council’s corporate priorities. These SPDs support key policies in that plan, providing additional guidance to assist in their implementation. 


Alternative options considered:

Not to produce SPDs. This option is rejected as the additional guidance provides clarity to our customers and will assist the Council in seeking to achieve the highest quality development in the district.


Publication date: 01/06/2021

Date of decision: 01/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/06/2021 - Cabinet Member for Planning

Accompanying Documents: