Trees & Development Sites SPD - adopted January 2009 (pdf format)
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adopted by the Council to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.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 Trees & Development Sites SPD provides guidance to applicants and agents preparing development proposals that may impact on trees, including protected trees (i.e. 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.
The Council adopted the Trees & Development Sites 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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