What are SPDs?
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are intended to expand upon policy or provide further detail to policies in adopted Development Plan Documents (DPDs). When adopted, SPDs form part of the Local Development Framework but do not have development plan status and are not subject to independent examination.
What is the draft Biodiversity SPD?
The Biodiversity SPD expands on district-wide policies included in the Development Control Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) and policies in individual Area Action Plans (AAPs). These policies seek to ensure that biodiversity is adequately protected and enhanced throughout the development process.
The Biodiversity SPD also builds on national policy: Planning Policy Statement 1 - Delivering Sustainable Development and Planning Policy Statement 9 - Biodiversity and Geological Conservation, which promote sustainable, well-designed development while seeking to ensure that biodiversity and appropriate landscaping are fully integrated into new developments.
Latest News on the Biodiversity SPD
The Council adopted the Biodiversity SPD on 2 July 2009.
The adopted SPD takes account of any representations received during the six-week period of public consultation undertaken in February - March 2009. To see a summary of each representation received and the Council's response to each representation, visit: Cabinet Meeting - 2 July 2009.
- Biodiversity SPD - adopted July 2009
- Adoption Statement
- Statement of Consultation
- Final Sustainability Appraisal
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement
- Habitats Regulation Assessment
- Equality Impact Assessment
- Interactive draft Biodiversity SPD - A link to the online consultation website where representations made on the draft SPD can be viewed.
If you would like a further explanation of this SPD, or any other matter relating to the Local Development Framework, please either e-mail the Planning Policy section on firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (01954) 713183.