Additional advice, provided by the Council, on particular topic or policy areas, and related to and expanding upon statutory policies, for example, guidance on the design of roof extensions in a specific locality.
Non statutory supporting information and advice which amplifies the policies and proposals of the Local Plan. SPG will be taken into account as a material consideration in deciding planning applications or appeals if it is consistent with the Development Plan and has been subject to consultation.
Additional, more detailed guidance for the implementation of Local Plan policies. SPG can also be documents produced by other organisations, e.g. The Essex Design Guide. SPG does not have the weight of an adopted Local Plan, but is a material consideration in determining planning applications.
These are non statutory documents issued by a Local Planning Authority in order to provided detailed guidance in relation to specific policies and proposals of a development plan. They can take the form of development briefs and design guides and may be a material consideration when considering planning applications.
Supplementary Planning Guidance expands on and illustrates the policies in the Local Plan. The requirements for SPG are that it must be supplementary to the policies of the Local Plan and not at odds with it; it must have been subjected to public consultation; and it must be formally adopted by the Local Planning Authority.
Guidance on planning matters which supplement the development plan which may be a material consideration for planning purposes, and may relate to a site, or a topic. Urban design frameworks and development briefs are forms of supplementary planning guidance. (View the Development Quality Handbook)
Planning guidance issued by the Council from time to time, which supplements and interprets the policies and proposals of the plan itself, for example housing design guides. The purpose of such guidance (SPG) is to offer positive assistance to those who are preparing to submit an application for planning permission as to how particular policies will be applied in practice, or how a range of policies are relevant and will be applied to, a specific site or area. Since the inception of the Planning and Compensation Act 2004 local governments are longer able to produce SPG. A list of those which remain relevant are at appendix 4.