Supplementary planning documents

Introduction

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues, such as design. SPD are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the development plan.

Design and Development in Selected Villages

The Design and Development in Selected Villages SPD was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 13 June 2011.

It supplements the policies of the Peterborough Core Strategy (in particular, policy CS16) by providing more detailed policies and advice for new development in the villages of Ailsworth, Bainton and Ashton, Barnack and Pilsgate, Castor, Glinton, Helpston, Thorney, Ufford, Wansford and Wothorpe.

Flood and Water Management

The Peterborough Flood and Water Management SPD was adopted by the Council on 17 June 20019 and came in to effect on 24 July 2019.

It provides detailed, locally specific guidance to help developers and decision makers to deliver development schemes that take into account flood and water management issues. It covers topics such as selecting sites for new development and the types of sustainable drainage systems that will be required across different areas of Peterborough.

It replaces the version adopted in December 2012.

Shop Front Design Guidance

The Peterborough Shop Front Design Guidance SPD was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 27 January 2014.

It provides detailed guidance on the design of new and replacement shop fronts throughout Peterborough. The guidance covers matters such as general design principles; materials and colour; signage and lighting; blinds and canopies; and security measures (including the use of shutters).

Developer Contributions

The Peterborough Developer Contributions SPD was adopted by the Council on 17 June 2019 and came in to effect on 24 July 2019.

It provides detailed guidance on the Councils approach to the negotiation of planning obligations in association with the grant of planning permission. A planning obligation is a legal agreement made under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 12(1) of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991) and usually relates to an aspect of the proposed development that cannot be secured by imposing a planning condition or by statutory controls. The SPD also provides guidance on how S106 will work alongside CIL in Peterborough.

It replaces the version adopted in April 2015.

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity

The Peterborough Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity SPD was adopted by the council on 17 June 2019 and came in to effect on 24 July 2019

This SPD sets out a vision for how Peterborough’s network of green infrastructure and associated biodiversity should be protected and enhanced during the next 20 years. It seeks to raise the profile of the natural environment and ensure its value is recognised in key decision-making by all those involved in delivering Peterborough’s sustainable growth.

It aims to provide practical guidance and advice on how Green Infrastructure (GI) and biodiversity considerations should be integrated into the development process, primarily to planning applicants, developers and land owners, as well as decision makers such as planning officers.