Open space in new developments SPD
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 Open Space in New Developments SPD?
The Open Space in New Developments SPD provides further detail on the Council's quantitative, qualitative and accessibility standards for children's play space, outdoor sport, and informal open space for new developments. It also provides clear guidance on how to calculate the requirements of individual developments, and the process that applicants and officers will need to go through during the planning application process.
The SPD produced does not cover community buildings, and these will be addressed separately in the Planning Obligations SPD.
Latest News on the Open Space in New Developments SPD
The Council adopted the Open Space in New Developments SPD on 15 January 2009.
The adopted SPD takes account of any representations received during the six-week period of public consultation undertaken in June/July 2008. To see a summary of each representation received and the Council's response to each representation, visit: Cabinet Meeting - 15 January 2009.
- Open Space in New Developments SPD - adopted January 2009
- Adoption Statement
- Statement of Consultation
- Final Sustainability Appraisal
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement
- Habitats Regulations Assessment
- Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Addendum
- South Cambridgeshire Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (January 2006)
- Past Consultations on the Open Space in New Developments SPD - a link to the Council's consultation website where representations made against 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 email@example.com, or phone (01954) 713183.