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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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 are consulting 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.

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.

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.

Extensions & Alterations SEA Screening Report (pdf 427kb)

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 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.