What is a Supplementary Planning Document?
Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) provide additional help and advice to applicants, architects and planning agents on what we expect to see when certain applications are submitted.
For example, the Conversion and Re-Use of Buildings in the Countryside gives advice and guidance on the design and layout of rural buildings as well as setting out what uses are acceptable in the countryside.
Before submitting a planning application it is advisable to consider the information found in these documents.
Current Supplementary Planning Documents
The documents can be downloaded following the links below:
Alterations and extensions to residential properties
Conversion and re-use of buildings in the countryside
Open Space and play equipment contributions
Emerging Supplementary Planning Documents
The Council consulted on the draft Re-use and Re-development of Employment Land SPD which provides further information on the Local Plan Policy EMP3 and on how the Council will continue to protect existing employment sites and premises in the borough. In particular, it provides further details on the information required to be submitted as part of a planning application for the re-use and re-development of employment land into housing. This consultation ended on Friday 10th March 2023. The responses received as well as the draft SPD can be downloaded via the link below.
Draft Re-use and Re-development of Employment Land
Guidance on landscape impacts of wind turbines under 60 metres
Compensation Measures for Green Belt Release
Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sport Strategy (adopted by the Council on 16 March 2022)
Local Standards for Accessible and Adaptable New Housing
Joint Lancashire Mineral and Waste Local Plan
Information on local planning policies for mineral and waste can be found on the Lancashire County Council website.