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May 2018

Cllr. Annette Wingrave
Cllr. Annette Wingrave

‘Supplementary Planning Guidance’ has been adopted and published by the Council

Following the adoption of the Local Development Plan, the Council made a number of draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) available for public consultation from 1st March to 12th April.

Selective use of SPG is a means of setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas. While only policies in the LDP have special status in the determination of planning applications, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration in the decision making process.

The two SPG subject of consultation included those relating to ‘Landscape and Seascape’ and ‘Biodiversity and Geodiversity’. Following consultation, the Council received a total of 15 comments from 4 different individuals or organisations.

On 18th May, the Council’s Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board considered all the comments received. The report below documents all comments received along with the Council’s response.
Schedule of Council Responses to the SPG Representations
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pdf Schedule of Council Responses to the SPG Representations (May'18) 93 KB

The two SPG have now been adopted and published alongside the Council’s LDP and are available to view or download on the following link: Supplementary Guidance

What Happens Next?

Work has already started on further SPG with the next consultation scheduled to take place later in the year.

For More Information

For more information in regard to any aspect of the preparation of the SPG, you can contact the LDP Team direct either by telephone: [01639] 686821 or e-mail:

Your community, your future…be part of it.

Councillor Annette Wingrave

(Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development Plan)