Archived Supplementary Planning Documents

The below Supplementary Planning Documents have now been replaced by the updated Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (July 2020):

 

Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document First Review (2013)

The Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document has now been replaced by the updated Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (July 2020).

It was formally adopted by Full Council on 22 April 2013. Below is a list of the archived documents for information only:

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document First Review [PDF, 4MB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Adoption Statement [PDF, 47KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment screening report [PDF, 386KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Consultation Statement [PDF, 127KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Consultation Summary [PDF, 145KB]


Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document (2010)

Please note: This document was superseded by the Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document: First Review above.

The Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document was formally adopted by Full Council on 26 April 2010. Below is a list of the archived documents for information only:

Procedural documents

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document [PDF, 10MB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Sustainability Appraisal [PDF, 321KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Statement of Consultation [PDF, 57KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Adoption Statement [PDF, 15KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Regulation 17 Statement [PDF, 13KB]

Evidence base

The following evidence base documents informed the Development Guidelines Supplementary Planning Document:

Shopping Centres Supplementary Planning Document (2012)

The Shopping Centres Supplementary Planning Document has now been replaced by the updated Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (July 2020).

The document was formally adopted by Full Council on 30 July 2012. Below is a list of the archived documents for information only:

Procedural documents

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Shopping Centres Supplementary Planning Document [PDF, 9MB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Adoption Statement [PDF, 57KB]

The following background reports were prepared throughout the preparation of the document:

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Consultation Summary [PDF, 70KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Regulation 17 Statement [PDF, 60KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Statement of Matters [PDF, 55KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Report [PDF, 511KB]

Evidence base

The following evidence base documents were used to inform the preparation of the Shopping Centres Supplementary Planning Document:

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Local Development Scheme

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Core Strategy: Adopted

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Devonport Area Action Plan: Adopted

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png North Plymstock Area Action Plan: Adopted

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Central Park Area Action Plan: Adopted

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan: Pre-submission

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png City Centre and University Area Action Plan: Adopted

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Plymouth Shopping Study

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png First Deposit Local Plan

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Sustainable Neighbourhood Assessments

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Derriford and Seaton Proposed New District Shopping Centre Report

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Plymouth District and Local Shopping Centres Study

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Plymouth Retail and Centres Study

Sustainable Design Supplementary Planning Document (2009)

The Sustainable Design Supplementary Planning Document has now been replaced by the updated Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (July 2020).

The documents was formally adopted by Full Council on 6 July 2009. Below is a list of the archived documents for information only:

Procedural documents

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Sustainable Design Supplementary Planning Document: Adopted [PDF, 5.6MB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Regulations 17 Statement: List of consultees [PDF, 20.5KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Statement of Proposal Matters [PDF, 16.3KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Statement of Availability [PDF, 16.8KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Evidence base external web links [PDF, 58.6KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Sustainability Appraisal Report [PDF, 55KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Habitat Regulations Assessment [PDF, 305.4KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Summary of Responses [PDF, 49KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Adoption Letter [PDF, 18KB]

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/download.png Adoption Statement [PDF, 14KB]

Evidence base

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Design and Access Statements

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Design Codes

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Design Panel

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Conservation Areas Factsheet

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Registered Parks and Gardens Factsheet

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monuments Factsheet

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Principles of Repair for Historic Buildings

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/IconPage.png Onsite Renewables Guidance Note (Policy CS20)

The Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document has now been replaced by the updated Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (July 2020).

Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012)

The Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012) provides guidance on how planning obligations will be negotiated in practice. It also sets out the justification for, and definition of affordable housing, including local affordability levels for market and rented property.

It anticipates that negotiations will take place in relation to:

  • Prescribing the nature of development (for example, in relation to the need for affordable housing)
  • Compensating for some loss or damage caused by the development
  • Securing a commuted maintenance sum for a facility the developer would like us to adopt
  • Mitigating the impacts of development on infrastructure, either through the direct provision of, or through a financial contribution to improvements (Planning Obligations Evidence Base Document (update January 2012) sets out standard charges and formulae to assist in the calculation of financial contributions), these are referred to as 'infrastructure contributions'

Each planning obligation is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

The document sets out thresholds below which infrastructure contributions through planning obligations will not normally be sought. These thresholds will take effect when the Council's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) becomes operational (estimated April 2013). This is in response to Regulation 123 of the CIL Regulations, which will restrict the pooling of contributions from a maximum of five planning obligations for any infrastructure project. The thresholds establish the principle that it is larger schemes that generate greater value which will be most suitable when it comes to seeking pooled contributions.

However, there will be exceptions to this general rule, based upon the individual circumstances of the case. For example, an infrastructure contribution may be sought from a development which falls below these thresholds where it will have an otherwise unacceptable impact on a neighbourhood facility such as a primary school or play provision, and the characteristics of that neighbourhood are such that larger development proposals above the thresholds are unlikely to come forward.

Information on the city's infrastructure needs is published in the Infrastructure Needs Assessment. More detailed reports on infrastructure requirements are also available on request from individual service providers. For more information email planningpolicy
@plymouth.gov.uk
.

The document was formally adopted by Full Council on 30 July 2012. You can view the document and the adoption statement below:

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (Second Review 2012) [PDF, 1.89MB]

 Adoption Statement [PDF, 57KB]

Procedural documents

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012) [PDF, 1.89MB]

 Regulation 12 Statement, Consultation Statement and Summary of Responses [PDF, 92KB]

 Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment screening report [PDF, 386KB]


Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document First Review (2010)

The Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document First Review (2010) provides guidance on how planning obligations will be negotiated in practice. It also sets out the justification for, and definition of affordable housing, including local affordability levels for market and rented property.

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document First Review (2010) [PDF, 1.5MB]

Please note: This document has now been superseded, for the most recent version please see Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012) above.


Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (2008)

At its meeting on 1 December 2008, the Council resolved to adopt the Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document, which will came into effect from 1 January 2009.

The document, adoption statement and the statement of consultation (Reg 18(4)(B)) can be viewed below:

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (2008) [PDF, 823KB]

Please note: This document has now been superseded, for the most recent version please see Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012) above.

 Adoption Statement [PDF, 11KB]

 Statement of Consultation [PDF, 102KB]

In response to current market conditions, and to phase in the introduction of the document, the tariff will be introduced at a reduced rate from 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2009. In addition, a reduction in affordable housing can also be applied. For full details view the Cabinet report and appendix below:

 Cabinet Report and Appendix [PDF, 994KB]

Procedural documents

 Regulations 17 Statement [PDF, 19KB]
Details of consultees

 Statement of Proposal Matters [PDF, 23KB]
Details relating to the consultation

 Press advertisement [PDF, 12KB]
Copy of the advertisement that appeared in the Evening Herald, 9 November 2007

 Sustainability Appraisal Report [PDF, 260KB]
Used to improve the sustainability of development

 Habitat Regulations Assessment [PDF, 511KB]
Determines whether the SPD will have a significant adverse impact on nearby Natura 2000 sites

 National library standards [PDF, 66KB]
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Evidence base

The key evidence base documents that the Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (2008) is based on are as follows:

 Our City's Health Report

 Sports Facilities Strategy

 Plymouth Playing Pitch Strategy

 Green Space Strategy

 Municipal Waste Management Strategy

 Local Transport Plan

 Plymouth Housing Market and Needs Assessment

 Local Economic Strategy

 Economic Appraisal of Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing

 Cost multipliers
Teachernet, Department for Education and Skills

 Sport facilities calculator
Sport England

 Fields in Trust
National Playing Fields Association

 Tamar Estuaries Management Plan
Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum

 South West Regional Waste Strategy
South West Regional Assembly

 Building a Greener Future: Towards Zero Carbon Development [PDF, 288KB]
Department for Communities and Local Government

 National library standards [PDF, 66KB]
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

 Leisure Visits Survey [PDF, 2.6MB]
Countryside Agency

The following document is also part of the evidence base but is only available in paper form. If you require a copy of this document please email planningpolicy@plymouth.gov.uk.

  • Watersports and Leisure Participation Survey (British Marine Federation, Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Royal Yachting Association)

Evidence base

All development potentially has some impact on the environment and/or infrastructure and services. However, not all of these impacts are of such a nature or level of significance that they require mitigation through planning obligations.

It's important to ensure that planning obligations are negotiated on the basis of evidence of impacts and the cost of mitigating these impacts.

The Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012) was adopted July 2012, the evidence of need is summarised in the evidence base documents below. This evidence informed, in particular the broad distribution of infrastructure capacity throughout the city and the potential cost of mitigating development impacts per unit of development.

This document provides the justification for the policy framework currently in place, but it is not intended to be used to apply a generalised approach to the negotiation of planning obligations. Instead the Council will negotiate each planning obligation on a case by case basis, having regard to particular impacts of the development and the most up-to-date evidence of infrastructure capacity available at the time.

Updates to the evidence on infrastructure capacity within the city will be published below, as and when they become available. However, this won't necessarily be comprehensive and should not be considered as an alternative to engaging with us through our development enquiry service.

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012): Evidence update (March 2016) [PDF, 2.27MB]

This evidence base document has been produced to accompany the Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012). It presents a high level summary of the evidence relating to infrastructure capacity as well as identifying, where possible, formulae that enable the cost of the impact of development on infrastructure per unit of development to be estimated. The document is intended as an aid to the negotiation of planning obligations.

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Second Review (2012): Evidence update (January 2012) [PDF, 1.87MB]

The key evidence base documents that the Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document 2012 is based on are as follows:

 Core Strategy: Adopted

 Local Development Scheme

 Plymouth Infrastructure Needs Assessment

 A New Affordable Rent Model

 Playing Pitch Strategy

 Local Transport Plan

 Strategic Housing Market and Needs Assessment

 Sports Facilities Strategy

 Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document First Review (2010)

 Plymouth Housing Development Partnership Summary Report [PDF, 732KB]
ARK (February 2012)