What are SPGs and SPDs?
The council has produced supplementary planning guidance (SPG) and supplementary planning documents (SPD) that provide additional policy guidance and amplifies upon the policies and proposals of the adopted UDP (or Plan for the Environment). They relate to topics, areas, and sites.
Supplementary planning documents (SPD) replace SPGs in the new planning system introduced under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, 2004 and perform the same function.
All of the SPGs and SPDs listed below have been approved for use in considering planning applications. All have been through a full public participation process. The most recently completed documents are those identified as SPDs below.