Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

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

Updated Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations SPD

Current Status

The SPD was approved by members of Tourism Equalities , Communities and Culture Committee on 16 January 2020, subject to some minor amendments and the finalisation of formatting/illustrations. Until the amendments requested at committee and formatting have been made, planning applications will still be considered against the previous guidance. It is anticipated that the SPD will be finalised late Spring and the website will be updated accordingly to clarify when it will be used to assess planning applications.

Background

A Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations (SPD 12) was adopted in June 2013 which set out detailed guidance for planning applicants regarding the type of extensions and alterations likely to receive a favourable planning decision.

Its replacement is required to take account of the changing planning policy context as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), the City Plan Part 1 (2016) and in particular the emerging City Plan Part 2. Changes in the permitted development rights for householders and the implications of recent appeal decisions (allowing alterations that were initially refused on the basis of the 2013 guidance) have also prompted the need to update and review the guidance.

At the 20th June 2019 Tourism, Development & Culture Committee, authority was given to consult on the Draft Updated Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations SPD.

Public consultation was undertaken from 5th July 2019 until the 16th August 2019.

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 2020.

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.