Trees and Development Sites 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SPD was adopted by us to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.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 Trees and Development Sites SPD?
The Trees and Development Sites SPD [PDF]provides guidance to applicants and agents preparing development proposals that may impact on trees, including protected trees (for example, those covered by Tree Preservation Orders or sited within a Conservation Area) and trees that are unprotected but of significance. It also guides owners of protected trees on the application process and criteria used to assess those applications.
Adoption of the Trees and Development Sites SPD
The Council adopted the Trees and Development Sites 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.
- Trees and Development Sites SPD - adopted January 2009 [PDF]
- Adoption statement [PDF]
- Statement of Consultation [PDF]
- Final Sustainability Appraisal [PDF]
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement [PDF]
- Habitats Regulations Assessment [PDF]