Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

The 2005 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act introduced Supplementary Planning Documents to replace Supplementary Planning Guidance documents. SPDs provide guidance on the implementation and delivery of planning policy set out in the City's Local Plan policies.

Developer Contributions SPD

This Developer Contributions SPD will explain how and when developers will need to make contributions towards local infrastructure in order to ensure their proposals are acceptable in planning terms and in line with SWDP policies. The Developer Contributions SPD has been revised in response to representations received during the previous consultation.

The Revised Draft Developer Contributions SPD consultation will run for six weeks from 9:00 am Friday 1st April 2016 to 5:00 pm Monday 16th May 2016. Any comments or representations seeking changes or improvements to this document must be received by 5:00 pm Monday 16th May 2016.  Further information is available at

Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

The south Worcestershire councils are consulting on an Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).  The Affordable Housing SPD explains the details of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) policies that relate to the provision of affordable housing. It is a guide intended to help developers, landowners, applicants for planning permission, Registered providers (RPs) and others who are seeking to provide or benefit from affordable housing.  The consultation runs until 5pm on Monday 25th April 2016.  Further details are available from the South Worcestershire Development Plan website.

SEA Screening Statement

Adopted SPDs

 Supplementary Guidance

A Supplementary Guidance document has been produced to aid interpretation and application of the Worcestershire Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). This document has been prepared by Worcestershire County Council and it is intended to supplement policies at a county and district level.

The Landscape Character Assessment Supplementary Guidance provides a single, consistent and unifying guidance document on the application of landscape character planning for the whole county.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

In parallel with the Local Plan, the City Council has produced a series of more detailed Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes. Initially these are saved because they are linked to saved policies in the Local Plan. However under the new system they will gradually be replaced by the new Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD's). 

The current list of Supplementary Planning Guidance Documents are: (These will be added to the web site as they are reviewed and produced as SPDs)