Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are intended to provide detailed guidance on how planning policy will be implemented.

Tell us about the places you use in your neighbourhood and how you think they can be improved.

SPDs under preparation

Urban Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document (UDF SPD)

The council is developing new guidance to help shape buildings and spaces around the city. The aim is to make them easier to use and more attractive to people.

The ‘issues and options’ paper for the ‘Urban Design Framework’ is now available for Brighton & Hove’s residents and stakeholders to give their comments and views.

By completing this questionnaire, you can also help us identify the public places that make your neighbourhood special and how these could be improved. 

The information you provide will help shape the UDF SPD which the council, developers and landowners will use to make sure high-quality buildings and places are achieved when new larger planning applications are put forward.

A Strategic Environmental Assessment screening has been carried out. This determined that the SPD is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental effects and therefore does not require Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Urban Design Framework SEA screening determination March 2018 (PDF 400KB)

Sustainable Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SUDS SPD)

New guidance is being developed to support implementation of sustainable drainage measures into new developments in the city. The SPD will help support delivery of policy requirements in City Plan Part 1, particularly policy CP11 Flood Risk, and draft City Plan Part 2 policies DM42 Protecting the Water Environment and DM43 Sustainable Urban Drainage. 

Support for preparation of the guidance was identified during the scoping stage consultation on City Plan Part 2. 

Approval for consultation on the draft SUDS SPD is being sought at Tourism, Development & Culture Committee on 27th September 2018. Formal consultation will then be undertaken for a six week period to seek the views of stakeholders, developers, Councillors and residents. 

A Strategic Environmental Assessment screening has been carried out. This determined that the SPD is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental effects and therefore does not require Strategic Environmental Assessment. 

SUDS SPD SEA Screening Report (pdf 370kb)

Adopted SPDs

The following SPDs have been formally adopted, following public consultation, and are material considerations that can be taken into account when determining a planning application.