Open Space in New Developments SPD
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adopted by the Council to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.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.
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 [PDF, 0.6MB] provides further detail on our 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.
Adoption of the Open Space in New Developments SPD
We adopted the Open Space in New Developments 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 the Council's response to each representation, visit Cabinet Meeting - 15 January 2009.
- Open Space in New Developments SPD - adopted January 2009 [PDF, 0.6MB]
- Adoption Statement [PDF]
- Statement of Consultation [PDF]
- Final Sustainability Appraisal [PDF]
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement [PDF]
- Habitats Regulations Assessment [PDF]