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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Nature Conservation and Development SPD11 Update 

We adopted the SPD in 2010 and we're carrying out an update to make sure the SPD reflects local and national planning policy. This includes any forthcoming requirements of the Environment Act.

The SPD is intended for use by planning applicants, council officers and local people concerned with the conservation of biodiversity in development.   

The SPD will set out the process for ensuring development protects, conserves and enhances biodiversity, including providing gains for biodiversity.

Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee approved public consultation on the draft SPD on 13 January 2022. We carried out consultation between 7 February and 21 March 2022 and we are now analysing responses.

We expect to take the SPD back to committee in September for adoption.

The documents available as part of the consultation are:

We carried out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening. This determined that the SPD is unlikely to have significant adverse environmental effects, and therefore does not require a separate SEA. 

Eastern Seafront Masterplan SPD 

The preparation of a masterplan for the Eastern Seafront will help support high-quality, innovative regeneration of the seafront through improving access, activation of the seafront, coherent placemaking, environmental enhancement and protection of the world class heritage assets. Public consultation expected early 2022. 

Adopted SPDs

Hove Station Area SPD

Current Status

The SPD was approved for adoption by members of Tourism Equalities , Communities and Culture Committee on 16 September 2021.

The SPD requires some minor factual updates and finalisation of two diagrams.

Read the Supplementary Planning Document 18 - Hove Station Masterplan

Find out more about the Hove Station Area

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.