Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD
This SPD was adopted by us to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018. This document is still a material consideration when making planning decisions, with the weight in decision making to be determined having regard to consistency with national planning guidance and the adopted South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.
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 Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD?
The Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD [PDF] supports Policy CH/5 of the Development Control Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) and provides further guidance on how national policy in Planning Policy Guidance 15: Planning and the Historic Environment is interpreted in the local context. The guidance applies to new developments and works to existing buildings, as well as demolition of existing structures within conservation areas.
Please note government legislation and policy may have been revised since the Listed Buildings SPD was adopted. References relating to permitted development or the need for planning permission should be clarified using the Government's Planning Portal or with the Planning Duty Officer.
Adoption of the Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD
We adopted the Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD on 15 January 2009.
The adopted SPD takes account of any representations received during the 6-week period of public consultation undertaken in June/July 2008. To see a summary of each representation received and our response to each representation, visit Cabinet Meeting - 15 January 2009.
- Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD - Adopted January 2009 [PDF]
- Adoption Statement [PDF, 79Kb]
- Statement of Consultation [PDF, 0.7MB]
- Final Sustainability Appraisal [PDF]
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement [PDF]
- Habitats Regulations Assessment [PDF]
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