This SPD was adopted by the Council to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.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.
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.
The Development Affecting Conservation Areas SPD 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 & 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.
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.
The Council adopted the Development Affecting Conservation Areas 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.
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