Updated Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations SPD

Current Status

The SPD was approved for adoption by members of Tourism Equalities , Communities and Culture Committee on 16 January 2020, subject to some minor amendments and the finalisation of formatting/illustrations. 

The amendments have now been made and the SPD will now be used in decision making.

Read the Supplementary Planning Document 12 - Updated Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations.

SPDs under preparation

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Hove Station Area Supplementary Planning Document

The council is preparing a masterplan in the form of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to guide future development within and around the Conway Street Industrial Area (near Hove Station) and help better connect neighbourhoods on both sides of the railway.  

A draft version of the SPD was approved for public consultation purposes on 19 November 2020 by the council’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee. 

The public consultation runs for 8 weeks between 14 December 2020 and 7 February 2021. 

As the first stage, we consulted stakeholders on Masterplan Issues & Options between 25 February and 7 April 2019. The council hopes to adopt the masterplan as a Supplementary Planning Document in early spring 2021.

Find more details about the Hove Station Area SPD.

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.

Public consultation on the Draft UDF SPD ended in December 2020. Views put forward in the consultation will feed into the final version of the guidance that will be submitted to the council’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee for adoption in early Summer 2021.

The guidance looks at opportunities to support design discussions between applicants, designers, planning officers, councillors and communities and deliver better design outcomes from new development in the city. This includes showing how good urban design can help to improve existing areas, shape new places and deliver more inclusive, accessible, sustainable and climate resilient buildings, spaces and places for the city; its residents and visitors. 

As a first step, in 2018, the council consulted city residents and stakeholders on the type and content of this guidance. The Early Stakeholder Report summarises the findings of this consultation. These findings informed the preparation of the Draft UDF SPD that was subject to city-wide consultation in late 2020. A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening has been carried out. This determined that the UDF SPD is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental effects and therefore does not require Strategic Environmental Assessment.

You can download the Early Stakeholder Report, the Draft UDF SPD and the Urban Design Framework SEA screening determination.

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.