Draft Supplementary Planning Documents
We are working on updating existing and new SPDs, which provide further details on the implementation of policies and/or site allocations for key development sites as contained within the adopted Local Plan. Details of previous consultations on drafts are below, and further details will be added below as these and other SPDs progress.
We consulted on the following draft SPDs:
- Draft Transport Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closed 27 January 2020
- Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closed 27 January 2020
- Draft Sustainable Checklist Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closed 27 January 2020
A summary of responses to each consultation will be made available following the consultation period. Once adopted, the SPDs become a material consideration when assessing any future planning applications.
The draft Transport SPD provides further detailed guidance to support the adopted Local Plan policies, to promote safe and sustainable transport choices.
We consulted on the draft Transport SPD (pdf, 850 KB).
The draft Planning Obligations SPD provides further detailed guidance to support the adopted Local Plan policies with regard to the planning obligations that are sought from developers to mitigate the impact of developments in the form of Section 106 agreements. This update to the existing SPD (2014) is to reflect new or updated requirements in the Local Plan for planning obligations in relation to Local Employment Agreements, affordable workspace, trees, air quality, sustainable design and construction, carbon off-setting, biodiversity, and social infrastructure (including education and health facilities).
We consulted on the draft Planning Obligations SPD (pdf, 390 KB). A draft Planning Obligations Calculator (MS Excel, 86 KB) was also developed alongside the SPD, which once adopted can be used to identify the contributions required for a proposed development, following the approach set out in the SPD, as a starting point for discussions.
Draft Sustainable Construction Checklist Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - closed 27 January 2020
The draft Sustainable Construction Checklist SPD describes the key principles of sustainable design and construction and forms part of the assessment for planning applications for new build, conversions and extensions. This update to the existing SPD (2016) also reflects the Council’s recent climate emergency declaration and the ambition to seek the highest standards of design and construction to improve the environmental performance of developments.
We consulted on the draft SPD consisting of:
- Draft Sustainable Construction Checklist SPD (Excel) (scores are calculated as the Checklist is completed)
- Draft Sustainable Construction Checklist SPD Guidance Document (pdf, 1.0 MB)
There was a recent public consultation on the draft Air Quality SPD. The SPD will provide specific guidance for developers, decision makers, agents residents and others to identify air quality issues to be addressed when applying for development consent. It provides further advice and supplementary guidance to Policy LP10, part B Air Quality as contained within the Richmond Local Plan.
This SPD applies to development that may have an impact on air quality such as all major development, any development (including conversions) that introduces new exposure into areas of poor air quality; and smaller development that may emit odours, dust, smoke, and other fumes, for example, commercial kitchens and construction of basement developments.
The consultation on the draft SPD was for 6 weeks from Friday 1 November to Friday 13 December 2019.
We consulted on the draft Air Quality SPD (pdf, 3.6 MB).
There were reference copies available to view at the Civic Centre and in the borough’s libraries (during usual opening hours).
Please note that responses were not treated as confidential, and any anonymous responses could not be accepted.
What happens next?
Following this consultation, and having considered your views, the final SPD will be adopted by the Council, which is expected to be in early 2020. Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration when assessing any such future planning application that comes forward.
Updated: 21 June 2021