Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other guidance

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.


Emerging Supplementary Planning Documents

The following Supplementary Planning Document(s) are currently being prepared:

Climate Change SPD - Consultation took place 13 July to 24 August 2022. This consultation has closed. Responses are available to view here.


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

Shopfront design guide


Other guidance

Guidance on landscape impacts of wind turbines under 60 metres

Hot food takeaways

Compensation Measures for Green Belt Release

Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sport Strategy (adopted by the Council on 16 March 2022)


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.