Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary planning Documents (SPDs) set out more detailed information in support of existing policies contained in a Local Plan. An SPD does not form part of the Local Plan but is a material consideration on planning applications.

A list of adopted SPDs and those under preparation, together with a contributions calculator for public open space are set out below.

Forest Heath District Council adopted supplementary planning documents

Open space, sport and recreation - October 2011 - this SPD sets out the council's approach to the provision of open space, sport and recreation in conjunction with new housing development.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council adopted supplementary planning documents

Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Masterplan - December 2017 - the masterplan has been prepared in order to supplement and help implement policies set out within:

The masterplan has been formally prepared as a supplementary planning document (SPD) thereby forming part of the statutory planning policy framework for Bury St Edmunds.

The document is in the form of a Map which can be printed at full size on AO size paper. When viewed electronically, it is possible to zoom in to view any element in detail.

Haverhill Town Centre Masterplan - September 2015 - the masterplan has been prepared in order to supplement and help implement policies set out within:

The masterplan has been formally prepared as a supplementary planning document (SPD) thereby forming part of the statutory planning policy framework for Haverhill. It also replaces the town centre masterplan which was adopted in 2005. This document has provided a robust framework for regeneration in the town centre and has guided significant investment into the town centre particularly through securing enhanced leisure and retail provision.

Open space, sport and recreation facilities - December 2012 - this SPD sets out the council's approach to the provision of open space and recreation facilities in conjunction with new housing development. To help with the implementation of this SPD the council has produced a standard template that should be used by all applicants for new residential development.

Joint (St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath Councils) adopted supplementary planning documents

Joint affordable housing - October 2013 - the purpose of this SPD is to set out the authorities approach to delivering affordable housing in accordance with their local plan and national policy. This includes the range of approaches, standards and mechanisms required to deliver affordable housing which meet local needs and contributes towards maintaining mixed sustainable communities and balanced housing markets. The SPD will provide guidance on the implementation of policy CS9 (FHDC) and CS5 (SEBC) on affordable housing contained within their core strategies.

West Suffolk shop front and advertisement design guidance - February 2015 (this version shows the tracked changes to the draft version - a final version will be uploaded in due course). This supplementary planning document provides guidance to improve the general standard of shop front design and advertisements throughout West Suffolk. It aims to provide an understanding of the design of shop fronts and advertisements that the local planning authorities in West Suffolk will support when reaching a decision on any planning application or application for advertisement consent. It forms part of both councils' planning policy framework, supplementing the design and conservation policies of each councils' core strategy and the joint development management policies local plan document. The document in itself will not be part of the formal development plan for either authority. It will inform and be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.