Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

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

SPDs under preparation

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Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations Supplementary Planning Document

The Council is currently reviewing the Supplementary Planning Document : The Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations. The purpose of the review is to update the document to bring it in line with the national and local policy present clear and concise advice for ‘Householders’ who wish to ‘extend or alter’ their property (regardless of whether they need planning permission); and adopt as SPD to be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications throughout the city.

Specifically, the SPD will support the implementation of the policy DM21 (Extensions and Alterations) of the emerging City Plan Part 2 and provides guidance in relation to the potential impacts of development on amenity and local character (particularly associated with the scale, height, massing and density of new development). General principles of good practice will be outlined and illustrated in relation to proposals for new extensions, garages, residential annexes and boundary treatments. These principles also link to the emerging Urban Design Framework SPD.

The review will be based on both internal and external engagement and feedback. Once drafted, the document will also be subject to a statutory public consultation  which will offer further opportunity to comment. The indicative adoption timescale for the SPD is Autumn 2019.

Sustainable Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SUDS SPD)

The council is developing new guidance to support the implementation of sustainable drainage measures into new developments in the city. The aim is to explain how best to include sustainable drainage schemes in new development and to ensure the most appropriate system is chosen.

The draft SUDs SPD and its supporting documents are now available for Brighton & Hove's residents and stakeholders to give their comments and views. Consultation runs from 5 December 2018 to 31 January 2019.

By completing this questionnaire you can help shape the Supplementary Planning Document which will be used by the council, developers, their designers and consultants when certain planning applications are put forward.

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.

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)

 

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)

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.