Decision details

Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Decision Maker: Environment and Communities Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the Housing SPD.


Tom Evans, Neighbourhood Planning Manager and Interim Environmental Planning Manager presented the report to the Committee.  The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provided guidance on adopted policies and material considerations but could not introduce new considerations.  There was detail on the environmental impacts and the approach by the council to those.


Consultation had taken place in April 2021 for 6 weeks and generated 119 comments with further comments between Nov- Dec 2021.


The key topics during the consultation included the relationship with the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) and the provision of additional information on vacant building credit.

The Neighbourhood Planning Manager and Interim Environmental Planning Manager gave some clarity to the rounding up calculations at 6.7 and 6.12 of the SPD.  The approach was to round up to the nearest whole number.

The Committee had some discussion about modular housing, housing for first time buyers, and the encouraging and support of sustainable homes.

RESOLVED (Unanimously) That:

a) the key issues raised in representations received to the public consultation that took place between November and December 2021 and the corresponding modifications to the Housing Supplementary Planning Document as set out in the Report of Consultation be received and noted; and

b) the Housing Supplementary Planning Document be adopted.

Report author: Tom Evans

Publication date: 05/07/2022

Date of decision: 01/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 01/07/2022 - Environment and Communities Committee

Effective from: 13/07/2022

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