Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

What are Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are used to provide further detail to policies and proposals contained in a Development Plan Document (DPD). SPD's are part of the Local Development Framework but they are not statutory documents like the Development Plan Documents. However SPDs are an important consideration in determining planning applications.

SPDs may cover a range of issues and can be thematic or site specific. For example, an SPD can be a design guide, development brief or relate to a specific topic such as developer contributions or lighting.

SPDs must be consistent with national planning guidance and regional planning policies as well as the Development Plan Documents in the Local Development Framework (LDF).

The LDF for Harborough district will include SPDs on Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing, for more information please see the Local Development Scheme.