Selective use of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) is a means of setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which the policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas. While only policies in the LDP have special status in determining planning applications, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration.
The Council has therefore produced the following list of SPG which it intends to produce and/or update during the course of the Plan period. For clarity, the LDP policy number which the SPG will further clarify is given along with an anticipated date of publication.
Upon adoption and implementation of the LDP it may become apparent that further SPG is required to clarify certain policies in the Plan. The Council therefore may need to issue additional SPG to those outlined in the table.
Section 106 Obligations – Viability Assessment Guidance Notes
Where an applicant indicates that they are unable to provide the full affordable housing requirement on viability grounds, they will need to submit a detailed financial appraisal of the proposed development. The following document sets out the procedures for undertaking a viability assessment and provides guidance on the information that will be required as part of the submission.