Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

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

Draft Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations (SPD) 

Brighton and Hove Council recently consulted on an updated draft of the Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (PDF 773KB). The SPD will support the implementation of the policy DM21 (Extensions and Alterations) of the emerging City Plan Part 2 and provides guidance on design to avoid adverse impact of extensions on the host property, amenity and local character. Once adopted this document will be considered a material consideration in the determination of planning applications submitted to the Council.

The consultation ran for a period of six weeks, commencing on Friday 5 July 2019 and ending on Friday 16 August 2019.

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening (PDF 0.5MB) has been carried out. This determined that the SPD is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental effects that have not already been considered during the preparation of City Plan Part 1, and therefore does not require a separate SEA.

SPDs under preparation

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Conway Street Industrial Area Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document

The council is preparing a masterplan to guide future development in the Conway Street Industrial Area. As the first stage, we consulted stakeholders on Masterplan Issues & Options between 25 February and 7 April 2019. Please see our Conway Street Masterplan page for more details.

Consultation on the draft masterplan will take place in the Autumn of 2019. The council hopes to adopt the masterplan as a Supplementary Planning Document in early spring 2020.

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening (PDF 1.1MB) has been carried out. This determined that the SPD is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental effects that have not already been considered during the preparation of City Plan Part 1, and therefore does not require a separate SEA.

Urban Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document (UDF SPD)

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

As a first step, in 2018, the council consulted city residents and stakeholders on the type and content of this guidance. The Early Stakeholder Consultation Report [PDF 600KB] and its Appendices [PDF 3.64KB] summarises the findings of this consultation.

The findings of this consultation will inform the preparation of the Draft SPD that will be subject to city-wide consultation scheduled to take place in Summer 2019.

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)

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.