Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other guidance
About Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)
Supplementary Guidance Notes are prepared by the Local Planning Authority to provide additional advice and guidance on specific planning issues within the district. They are non-statutory documents, but are a material consideration that the council will take into account when considering an application. In addition to which the Council has produced two Supplementary Documents. The Council has produced the following Supplementary Planning Guidance, building upon policies in the Local Plan, providing more detailed advice on particular topics or areas:
- Open Space & Recreation Standards
- Conservation Areas [pdf] 3MB October 2000
- Parking Standards
- Telecoms [pdf] 23KB - October 2000
- Advertisements [pdf] 77KB - September 2003
- Archaeology [pdf] 926KB - September 2003
- Middleton-on-Sea Village Design Statement - December 2000
These documents can be viewed or obtained from Arun District Council. To receive copies please telephone Planning Services on 01903 737756 or write to us at the address below.
Arun District Design Guide
Planning Policy Sub-Committee – 30th June 2020
The consultation on the Arun District Design Guide SPD closed on 21st February 2020. The document has been revised to address the representations and suggestions received during the consultation. The summary of the representations is included in the Consultation Statement and the revised Design Guide SPD will be taken to Planning Policy Sub Committee on 30th June 2020 and can be viewed below:
- Consultation Statement with Appendices Consultation Statement with Appendices.pdf [pdf] 54MB
- Arun Design Guide SPD 20200519_ADDG_Final Draft_Interactive 1.pdf [pdf] 81MB
- Arun Design Guide SPD (reduced size) 20200519 ADDG Final Draft reduced size.pdf [pdf] 63MB
- Arun Design Guide Non -Technical Summary 20200519 ADDG Draft Non-Technical Summary.pdf [pdf] 19M
- Consultation Statement with no Appendices Appendix i - Consultation Statement no appendices.pdf [pdf] 946KB
- Modification Table Appendix ii - Modification table.pdf [pdf] 518KB
The Arun District Parking Standards takes standards and evidence produced and consulted on by the County Council, along with its own documentation and tailored it to make it applicable to the situation within Arun District. The Parking Standards SPD relates to the amount of parking, cycle and electric vehicle charging points expected to be provided within development of differing sizes.
The Arun District Council Parking Standards January 2020 SPD was officially adopted at the Full Council meeting of 15th January 2020. The document and the relevant statement of adoption can be viewed using the links below.
The previous Parking Standards – October 2000 will go through the process of revocation following this decision and a notice put on this page once this has finished.
The Arun District Council Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities January 2020 SPD was officially adopted at the Full Council meeting of 15th January 2020. The document, associated Open Space & Play Calculator and the relevant statement of adoption can be viewed using the links below or at Civic Centre, Littlehampton; Bognor Town Hall or any of the libraries within Arun District.
Arun District Public Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Facilities SPD (hyperlinked to 3rd attachment). Note the previous .pdf version of the OS SPD uploaded after adoption on 15 January 2020 has been replaced with the corrected version with regard to header and footer dates (i.e. January 2020 - not May 2019) and an amended footnote 4 on page 14 to correctly describe the threshold for off-site contributions for Play space. Further addendum June 2020: the Final OS SPD linked below has been edited to delete the following last sentance text in para 4.20 which was incorrect - In instances where the number of dwellings falls between 34 – 83 there will be a need for on-site provision of a LEAP in addition to an off-site contribution towards a NEAP.”
The Open Space .xls Calculator applies thresholds for helping to determine on and off-site contributions. However, with the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (1 April 2020) in Arun, some developments will now be CIL liable and therefore off site provision not permissible via s.106 but will need to be made via CIL monies. Please consult ADC staff should this be the case or if there are other circumstances that affect on-site provision.
The previous Open Space & Recreation Standards – October 2000 will go through the process of revocation following this decision and a notice put on this page once this has finished.
Changing Places toilets
Arun District recognises that there are a proportion of the population with complex disabilities and impairments but that they need to be able to safely and comfortably spend time away from home. On this basis the District Council wish to promote the inclusion of Changing Place Toilets in as many suitable developments as possible.
The leaflet below sets out:
- What these should incorporate;
- Where these cane be provided;
- The benefits of providing these facilities;
- The potential costs involved; and
- How they can be installed.
New Conservation Area
Craigweil House was designated by Arun District Council on the 15th April 2009 as a new Conservation Area. It should be noted that Craigweil House is now an additional Conservation Area supplemental to the list of Conservation Areas shown in the Supplementary Planning Guidance Document published in October 2000.
Areas of Character Supplementary Planning Guidance
For information about this, please see the Areas of Character page.
New Standards for Affordable Housing
On the 21st February 2007 Full Council agreed to use new standards for affordable housing which are in line with PPS3. It was agreed that after 1st April 2007 all applications for affordable housing should be considered against the new standards, which can be viewed on the Housing evidence page.
Accommodation for older people and people with disabilities
The document and comment forms that were consulted on can be seen below:
Accommodation for Older People and People with Disabilities FINAL Consultation document.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Representation Procedure FINAL Representation Procedure.docx.pdf [pdf] 100KB