Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
SPDs expand on and interpret policies in development plans to provide additional guidance for developers and others.
They are subject to rigorous procedures of community involvement and sustainability appraisal. Once adopted they are used along side the relevant policies in the determination of planning applications.
The SPDs were reviewed in February 2017, to ensure that they were up to date, especially in terms of references to other documents such as the newly adopted Core Strategy, and, in the case of the Provision of Recreational Open Space in New Housing SPD, changes in national policy. However, no changes were made to the requirements of the SPDs which were not a reflection of nationally prescribed requirements, and the SPDs continue in their status as adopted planning documents.
Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents
Guidelines & Standards for Residential Development SPD – Adopted, June 2016 (1.1MB pdf)
Affordable Housing SPD - Adopted, March 2008 (212kb pdf)
Biodiversity and Development SPD - Adopted, January 2008 (2.7MB pdf)
Climate Change Adaptation SPD - Adopted, June 2012 (1.2MB pdf)
East Central Rochdale Area Framework SPD - Adopted, May 2008 (2.9MB pdf)
- Guidelines and Standards for Hot Food Takeaway Uses SPD – Adopted, April 2015 (349kb pdf)
Milkstone, Deeplish and Newbold SPD - Adopted, September 2010 (9.5MB pdf)
Provision of Recreational Open Space in New Housing SPD - Adopted, March 2008 (349kb pdf)
View the recreational open space table of charges - you'll find these charges in the related documents section of the page called Section 106 planning obligations.
Rochdale Town Centre East Area Framework SPD - Adopted, December 2007 (3MB pdf)
Shopfronts and Security Shutters SPD - Adopted, September 2012 - Updated, February 2017 (1.34MB pdf)
Urban Design Guidance SPDs, September 2007
Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes (SPGs)
SPGs will be saved until they are cancelled or superseded (by revised SPDs or when linked policies are reviewed or cancelled through new Development Plan Document's).
These have been prepared under the old planning arrangements before the Local Development Framework was introduced by the ‘Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004’. These SPGs listed below will continue to be used to assist decision making on planning applications.
Adopted Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes
- Littleborough Town Design Statement (Only printed copies are available).
Printed copies of documents are available on request to purchase, please contact Strategic Planning for more information.