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Supplementary Planning Documents and Advice Notes

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) give more detail about how particular Local Plan policies should be interpreted, or applied in practice, and provide further information to guide decisions on planning applications. SPDs are supplementary to the policies in the Local Plan and must be consistent with them. SPD cannot create new policies. Before an SPD is formally adopted it must be subject to public consultation as set out in our Statement of Community Involvement.  We have a number of adopted Supplementary Planning Documents (see below). 

In addition, an Advice Note has been prepared to help people wishing to pursue custom or self build housing projects.  The Advice Note has not been through the same consultation process as an SPD, as it focuses on pulling together a range of information to assist with the preparation of custom and self build proposals; however, it has been agreed by the Council's Cabinet.