Planning policy guidance
Supplementary planning documents
Supplementary planning documents (SPD) provide more guidance on Local Plan policies. The following SPDs have been adopted or approved for adoption.
Refer to our historic environment page for the latest information on conservation areas.
Design and Landscape
- Revised Landscape Character Assessment SPD (adopted November 2014)
- Residential Parking Standards SPD (adopted December 2013)
- Shopfronts and Advertisements design guidance SPD (adopted April 2012)
- Local list of buildings SPD (adopted March 2008)
- Design checklist SPD (adopted August 2007)
- Development in the green belt SPD (adopted May 2007)
- Waste Collection: guidance for new developments SPD (adopted January 2015. March 2017 – clarification added on page 13, to make reference to the ‘3 axle’ type vehicles used in South Gloucestershire)
- Renewables SPD (adopted November 2014)
- Telecommunications network infrastructure SPD (adopted August 2005)
- Emersons Green East development brief SPD (adopted October 2006)
- Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood Development Framework SPD (adopted March 2014)
- East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood Development Framework SPD (adopted May 2016)
Supplementary planning guidance (SPG)
A list of SPGs that have been adopted by the council is set out in appendix 4 of the local development scheme 2007-2009. Due to their age most SPGs are only available in hard copy , please contact us for further information.
Technical advice notes (TANs)
The council have updated the Heritage Technical Advice Note and the Amenity and Living Conditions Technical Advice Note.
The council has adopted the Golden Valley Mill, Bitton concept statement.
Other planning guidance
- West of England planning toolkit
- West of England technical guidance: Councillor Involvement in large scale and complex planning applications
The four West of England authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have jointly published this toolkit to promote a more positive and consistent approach to handling large scale and complex development proposals – one where the authorities, developers and stakeholders work together to deliver high quality planning applications and effective decision taking. It has been produced because a streamlined and collaborative planning system is key to securing the investment needed to protect and enhance the environment and enable sustainable economic growth
A guide to the design of informal home zones in new development
- Guidance on Rural Affordable Housing Exception Sites
- Guidance for developers on household waste and recycling storage requirements
The West of England’s Planning, Housing and Communities Board has ratified the following guide:
The council has endorsed the Patchway Town Centre Vision:
Guidance on planning and noise
- Specific Guidance Note 1 – Planning and Noise (adopted March 2015)